Local church opens its doors to students on crashed bus

(IMAGE: WPMI) Local church opens its doors to students on crashed bus

Coastal Church in Daphne opened its doors to the students who were on that bus and were either uninjured or released from the hospital.

Many parents had to make a grueling eight hour drive to reunite with their kids.

County buses shuttled students involved in this morning’s deadly bus crash from the hospital to Coastal Church in Daphne as they waited to be reunited with parents.

The outpouring of support from the community was immediate. People came by to offer prayers and restaurants donated food. The Red Cross responded with meals and emotional support dogs- a welcome distraction for kids involved in a traumatic crash down a 50-ft. ravine.

"We just want to love on these kids If they need to be left alone to chill out or if we need to be running some movies for us to watch, We‘ve got an arcade, They can play video games for all we care about. All 24.87 acres is there for however long they need it," said Lead Pastor Chad Stafford.

And they mean that. The pastor says they’re preparing for people who need to to spend the night at the church tonight.

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