Local Rainbow Franchisees Donate Time to Building Church
WACO, Texas (June 29, 2012) - For the first time in months a Dothan church is having its services in an
actual building, thanks to donations from a Wiregrass business.
Last year, the Clio Community Church was under construction when a storm and
strong winds came through the town, destroying the entire structure. During the
construction and after the heartbreaking setback, the congregation held their
services under tents that hardly sheltered them from the sweltering southern
Service professionals from the restoration and cleaning company Rainbow
International® and other volunteers have spent more than two months building the
congregation a brand new church.
Jason Cheshire, Jeff Mills and Justin Tolbert, co-owners of Rainbow
International of the Wiregrass, saw their story in the news and wanted to help.
Cheshire contacted Pastor Melvin White about reconstructing the church and
enlisted more than 30 volunteers to take the remnants of the old church down and
build it back.
“Pastor White just broke down in tears,” Cheshire said. “He couldn’t even
continue the conversation on the phone.”
The pastor was in awe of the people who came to his church’s rescue.
“They didn’t even know us, and they came to help,” White said. “Numerous
volunteers just showed up with saws, hammers, nails and other materials. They
worked as long as we could come up with the material, and even donated some of
The crew worked sun up to sun down 10 Saturdays in a row without any pay for
their manual labor. While most of the materials and supplies were resourced
through insurance, the donated time and labor from Rainbow International and
other volunteers would have cost more than $100,000 dollars.
“I know God had his hand in it, but if it weren’t for Jason I don’t know what
we would have done,” White said. “I was almost ready to give up. We are so
blessed to be where we are.”
While the congregation is having services in their new building, the inside
is not yet finished. More donations and materials are needed for air
conditioning, bathrooms and sheetrock.
The church is accepting donations, which can be sent to Clio Community Church
P.O. Box 9941 Dothan, AL. 36304
About Rainbow International®:
Established in 1980, Rainbow International is a global franchise organization providing residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Rainbow International franchisees offer a broad range of damage restoration services (ranging from water, smoke and fire damage to carpet and upholstery cleaning and deodorization) to more than 330 locations worldwide. The new Rapid Structural Drying Network of Rainbow International has established a network of elite water loss mitigation franchises across the United States. Rainbow International is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit www.rainbowinternational.com.