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Gofundme set up for three churches that burned in St. Landry Parish

Posted at 5:34 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2020-02-04 16:01:33-05

A gofundme page has now been set up for the three churches that burned in St. Landry Parish.

The fundraiser was created by the Ministry Association in the 7th District of St. Landry Parish.

Funds, once collected will be distributed evenly to all three churches for rebuilding purposes, according to officials.

“St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, Greater Union Baptist Church, and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas will benefit from your kind donations. Funds will be used for the rebuilding of all three churches.  Your support in this effort is greatly appreciated,” the page reads.

KATC’s Justice Henderson will have more tonight at 10:00 p.m.

St. Landry Crime Stoppers has increased its reward for information on the church fires in the parish. Investigators do consider these fires to be suspicious and are working to determine if and how they are connected.

To donate, click here

A separate GoFundMe campaign has been set up for Greater Union Baptist Church.

They are looking at a goal of $100,000. That go fund me can be found here


An arrest has been made in connection with these fire: Multiple sources: One in custody in church fires

A press conference was held on Thursday morning providing more details on the arrest. Opelousas man arrested for stabbing death of mother