REBUILD: FAME Oakland Church Fire

On Sunday, February 19th, a three-alarm fire catastrophically damaged our beloved church building. Completely engulfed in flames, the physical building is no more but God’s grace stands.

As the oldest African American church in Oakland, our victory will always come from and through our resilience. Let us remain in collective prayer as a community and a body of believers.

The Oakland Fire Department is still completing its investigation and the exact cause is still too early to decide. As a full assessment of the damage is completed, we are prepared to rebuild stronger and better than before.

We solicit your prayers and in advance, we are appreciative of every contribution made.

This is the official FAME Oakland GO FUND ME campaign. FAME Oakland is a 501c3.
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Church Treasurer
Oakland, CA
First African Methodist Episcopal Church
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