The estimated cost of the base project is $250,000. The additional optional projects are expected to have a combined cost of approximately $91,000. The total for all of this work would be $341,000. We are very fortunate to have people in our congregation to provide various services free of charge to keep these costs low. This includes architectural, construction supervision and project management. Because of this, the ending value of our property should far exceed the funding required to make these improvements.
The construction will begin as soon as the funds for the base project have been raised. Thanks to existing building funds and a very generous $75,000 anonymous gift, half of that goal had already been met when the project was announced to the congregation. Another anonymous donor matched additional funds of $55,000 that were raised by August 15. Since that time another $3,000 was received, and yet another anonymous donor has sponsored a matching gift program of $7,500 to help us get us to the point of breaking ground. As of 9/6, $2,450 in donations have been received toward this matching gift. Below is the updated status of the funding — which is getting VERY CLOSE to the $250,000 mark!