Baltimore, Md., Jun 6, 2018 / 13:27 pm
Perched on a hill overlooking the rivers and railroad tracks in Ellicott City, Maryland, stands St. Paul's Catholic Church – a place where many Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore go to pray.
Since a devastating flood hit the city over Memorial Day weekend, the church has also been used as a safe haven for victims of the deluge and a hub of service for those in need.
"Fr. Warren was here when the flooding happened," said Deacon George Krause of St. Paul's, who told CNA that when the flooding started May 27, the church was "the first place that people headed," because of its high location on the hill.
"Fr. Warren was able to open up the buildings here and the church to let people in from the rain and gave them the opportunity to make phone calls and make arrangements with loved ones and things like that," Krause said.