Fire damaged the sanctuary of Faith Lutheran Church, Tampa on Saturday, Dec. 8. Preliminary investigation suggests an electrical fire inside a walk. The fire quickly crawled to the skylight, which melted droplets of fire along the length of the building.
A passing driver called in the fire and the Hillsborough Fire Dept did a quick job in putting it out. Most of the contents are lost to water and smoke. The roof along the skylight has heavy burn damage. The skylight is gone and the sky shines in.
Thankfully no one was injured.
To make a donation to support the costs involved with repairs and restoration, click HERE. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and enter your donation in the ‘other’ box, identifying “Faith, Tampa Fire” in the note. Alternatively, a donation can be sent to the synod office: 3838 W. Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607 with “Faith, Tampa Fire” in the note.