The River United Methodist Church in Woonsocket is catching a break tonight. Just last month, in a devastating robbery, nearly $15,000 worth of electronics were stolen.
Parishioner Charles Hilton recalls the event, "it was, in all honestly, I think it was heartbreaking, because from my view point the person who did this was seeking help and didn't know how to ask for it."
It was an especially hard hit for a church who works so hard supporting it's community. Pastor Rebecca Lambert explains, "we do a lot of ministry work for the community, we have 3 meals a week during the winter, from October to May. We continue to serve one meal a week in the summer. We have our emergency food bank, no questions asked, no strings attached you can come in and get food once a week, we have the free clothing store for men, women, and children." Pastor Rebecca has been with The River United Methodist Church for two years and after a difficult few weeks is excited about an opportunity Monday night at McCoy Stadium. "It is so exciting! The Paw Sox have lovingly opened up their doors to us and to help us with the fundraiser where we sold a certain amount of tickets in hopes to share the proceeds."
For every family pack of six tickets the church sold at a discounted price, half of the proceeds goes directly to them and will be presented Monday night at the Paw Sox game with a total of $750.00.