TUCSON CHURCH SUFFERS DEVASTATING FIRE
Parish property has been condemned by fire officials
A devastating fire which occurred around midnight on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Tucson, Arizona. The church and attached administrative, educational and social facilities have been condemned by fire officials, with preliminary estimates of $1 million in damage. One small portion of the facilities, the Charles and Rose Drake Youth Center, appears to have been spared, and will be used for temporary church facilities for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, no injuries have been sustained.
Though the community does have insurance, donations to assist the parish would be greatly appreciated. Contributions may be directed to: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, MEMO: Tucson Fire Fund.