Golgotha Baptist Church Survived the Odds After Suffering Two Fires
Golgotha Baptist Church (a Moldavian- Romanian Church) survived the odds after suffering from two fires due to arson with the help of Adjusters International. Two fires, one in September of 2013 and the second in February of 2014, caused destruction and losses amounting to well over $1 million in damages.
Adjusters International was retained within days of the first fire at the recommendation of the President of the National Romanian Baptist Church. Our goal was to address the complex insurance issues while serving to help guide this close community through one of its hardest ordeals. The church served as much more than a church, but as a school, meeting place and second home for a small community that shared values, language and a strong sense of belonging. Many evenings there would be community dinners, games, and groups of people sitting around talking.
After the second fire, our team had to navigate the complexities of two losses, determine the extent of each fire, and how to address which loss covered what damage. This was crucial to the church’s recovery as the insurance coverage was limited. The second fire reset coverages and afforded additional coverage to help bring the church whole. Our Pacific Northwest team did an outstanding job in negotiating a claim that allowed the church to receive the funds to rebuild an amazing facility.
After nearly two years of rebuilding, Golgotha Baptist Church reopened and held a dedication service, thanking all of the patrons who so graciously helped in the effort of reconstruction. In attendance were nearly 1,000 members of the church and community, news crews, and members of national churches, regional churches, volunteers, and residents. We were very appreciative of the churches comment as they thanked us as the “only reason the church survived.”
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