Davenport church helps replace organ destroyed by tornado in Muscatine

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DAVENPORT, Ia. (KWQC) - Two weeks after a tornado ripped through homes and buildings in Muscatine, one local church is still working to rebuild. Wesley United Methodist Church lost their million dollar pipe organ and the majority of their altar in the storm. Member Sally Potter had played the organ there for over 30 years.

"It was just really hard to comprehend, even when you're in the space to see what had happened there because you don't expect to see the sky coming from the front of your sanctuary."

The organ is beyond repair but Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Davenport is helping their efforts to replace it. The church holds organ performances each Wednesday during Lent. Ron May, Minister of Music, said all donations received during the performance go directly to help fund a new organ at Wesley United Methodist.

"It's what you do, as Christians we help one another," May said. "We reach out we help our neighbor and to know that this valuable tool for their worship has been taken away by this disaster, you are compelled to reach out and help."

The church has raised nearly $400 so far. The remaining concerts will take place on March 29 and April 5 at noon.