Family Of NYC Woman Angered By Donation To Apocalypse Preacher
NEW YORK (AP) – The family of a New York City woman is angry after she left nearly $250,000 in her will to Harold Camping, the preacher who predicted the end of the world on May 21.
Doris Schmitt, 78, died on May 2 in her home in Queens. She left about $250,000 of her $300,000 in savings to the Family Radio ministry.
The organization launched a nationwide campaign of billboards and signs warning that Judgment Day was coming on May 21.
Schmitt’s great-nephew, Paul Heuwetter, said the family went public because it is angry about ads that Camping runs urging people to donate their entire estates to his ministry.
The donation was reported on Saturday by the New York Post. The Post said Camping did not immediately return a request for comment.
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