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Plant City's Hope Lutheran raises funds for Hurricane Sandy victims

PLANT CITY

Members of Hope Lutheran Church raised more than $5,500 for victims of Hurricane Sandy last week.

The church donated all of the proceeds from its annual Turkey Supper on Nov. 4 to the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod's disaster response fund, which is providing aid to victims of the storm.

About 800 people attended the dinner, church officials said.

The church typically gives 10 percent of the proceeds to missions outside the church, said Dean Pfeffer, the church's senior pastor. The church board of directors decided to send the money to help the storm victims this year.

"This time we needed to move beyond and respond to those suffering physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually as a result of this disaster," he said in a statement.

Hope Lutheran is located at 2001 North Park Road.

Elizabeth Behrman, Time staff writer

Plant City's Hope Lutheran raises funds for Hurricane Sandy victims 11/15/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 15, 2012 3:30am]

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