Clergy Coalition of Greater St. Louis

Heatwave
3:12 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Local church leaders tackle hot spell from the pulpit

Rev. C. Jessel Strong, president of the Clergy Coalition of Greater St. Louis, (right) called for area congregations to assist elderly and disabled residents during this year's heat wave.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

Some St. Louis church leaders are taking to the pulpit in an effort save lives as the death toll from this year’s heat wave continues to grow. Persistent high temperatures that began late last month have been blamed for 23 deaths in the St. Louis area so far.

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