Statement on Last Night’s 520 Clinton Ave Fire

Last night, at approximately 4am, a fire erupted at the main entrance to the Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew causing serious damage to the building. The location has been an important and well-known hub for Hurricane relief in Brooklyn; fortunately no one was injured. Hopefully, a thorough FDNY investigation will determine the fire’s cause. This calamity comes at a terrible time, just two days before Christmas. Our hearts go out to the entire congregation as well as Father Chris Ballard and Father Michael Sniffen, and we stand ready to support the St. Luke and St. Matthew community in their time of need.

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(347) 770-4520

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