A vandalized Morristown church is getting a whole lot more than it bargained for — thanks to a generous Newark businessman and his partners.
When Ed Danberry, CEO of Group One Investments LLC, offered to underwrite an estimated $2,000 of repairs for a sign damaged last month at Bethel A.M.E. Church, he got a tour from Pastor Sidney Williams Jr.
The minister casually mentioned that worship services are being held in the church basement because the sanctuary’s heating system died. So Danberry agreed to supply a $20,000 heating and air conditioning system, too.
“I thought heat was more pressing than the signs…hopefully, it will be ready in time for Christmas services,” Danberry said on Monday.
Williams is grateful.
“This is a huge blessing for us. We didn’t have the resources to fix our own heater,” said the pastor, whose church struggles to operate the Table of Hope soup kitchen.
Glass sign enclosures were shattered at four …