"The response was instantaneous. It was just, we're gonna do this," Scott Miller, pastor of First, told a local TV station.
The funds were slated for an orphanage in Peru. First offered a $4,000 matching gift, which has caused more donations to come in each day.
"It was almost like we had an opportunity to do a double blessing here because actually the children at Casa Hogar will get almost twice what they would have actually collected," Miller said. Donations — about $20,000 so far — have come from across the nation.
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