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Schenectady church kicks off fundraiser for repair work

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- In March, Schenectady’s Saint Anthony's church was damaged by a basement fire, forcing the historic building to close up.

In the months since, it's been a roller coaster ride for the church.

It’s still closed, but insurance will cover the fire damage.

However, workers recently uncovered other issues with the church's building, and there's no funding to get them fixed.

So, Saint Anthony's is kicking off a fundraising campaign to get everything fixed.

The church hopes to raise $250,000 to make it happen.

"I see a bright future for Saint Anthony's. I think what we're going to be able to accomplish with this fundraising campaign is to be able to hand over to the next generation,” said office manager Frank Ranucci.

While Saint Anthony's is closed, its parishioners are attending Saint John the Evangelist Church which happens to be close by.

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