BROOKLYN - A fundraiser was held Saturday for Bensonhurst's New Utrecht Reformed Church with the money going toward restoration costs.

The church needs to raise another $250,000 to complete construction. A reported $1 million has already been spent on the project.

The ceiling has been redone and the entire building has been rewired.

Church members gave free tours of the sanctuary Saturday during a Blessing of the Pets event.

The church was originally founded in 1677 and is the fourth oldest church congregation in Brooklyn.