Exposed beams, gaping holes, rusty metal sheeting, falling insulation – all of that is hanging over our heads as we look towards the future of our ministry.
Take a look at these photos –
The roof above our Youth Room – where kids from Pre-K up to High School come to learn, have fun, and grow -- is simply rotting away. We can’t even use parts of the room any more – we have to literally barricade off sections or find other spaces to use.
Our warehouse building has served us well, but it is old. You may remember that last year we worked hard on repairing the roof of the back section of our warehouse. Now, it's the whole front section of the building which needs a totally new roof. Sadly, the current roof you see in these photos is “done” and won’t be safe much longer.
We’ve postponed and patched and strung things out as long as we can. Much longer and the kids won’t be able to meet here at all. So, there’s only one way to go when the roof’s falling down. Raise it!
We need your help to raise the roof that’s crumbling away above the heads of our neighborhood’s kids and teens when they meet here at ECM.
For sure, your donation will mean a lot more than just fixing up a building. The programs that youth attend under this roof help them grow into the leaders of the next generation. Just as important, these programs show our kids that the neighbors who live around them also love them, support them, and want them to thrive.
As neighbors we agree -- our kids and teens here in the International District are some of the best in the city -- smart, curious, and fun. We love them! But right now the roof over their heads here at ECM is a serious drawback – pockmarked with ugly gaping holes, jagged rusty edges, and multiple leaks. Through this campaign, we can give them a new roof that keeps them safe, warm, and dry!
Replacing our roof will be a huge job, but it’s an investment in the future of ministry. That’s why we need you! Pitch in today, and give our kids and families a new roof to stand under!