Seiglinda Sherrill: Surviving the storm
CLEVELAND, Tenn. —
Since Robin Craft can remember, her cousin, Sieglinda Sherill or "Zeke" spent her time preaching at Cleveland Outreach Church.
"She outreaches to the special needs, she's a foster parent, she also reaches out to people that are addicted to drugs and different things," said Craft.
40 years of memories, then burned to the ground. Police believe it was a man who was caught on surveillance camera shortly before the incident.
"She was very emotional. Once she got to go inside the building, she just broke down and they had to send her home," said Craft.
Now, Craft wants to help her cousin get back on her feet and she thinks $500 dollars would go a long way in helping her get a new building.
All Zeke knew was to show up to the empty plot of land as they measure for that new building.
Little does she know, everyone here is in on the surprise.
"On behalf of NewsChannel 9 and Mcmahan Law Firm, we want to pay it forward to you five hundred dollars," said Craft.
"This is my neighbor, this is my cousin, and I tell you, she is just such a blessing. You can always depend on her," said Sherrill.
While Zeke's original building may not be there anymore, the new one signifies new beginnings and a chance for Zeke to continue doing what she loves.