Several years back as a part of our effort to reclaim run down, dilapidated homes in the neighborhood we began purchasing properties, restoring them and making them available to our neighbors. Our desire is to empower, sustain, and solidify families and individuals in the community by working towards home ownership. This ministry effort is called, “Rebuilding the Walls”, and is a reflection of the scripture given to us in Isaiah 58.
Currently we own 5 homes in the neighborhood and 3 of these have been restored, structurally solidified, and, in some aspects, rebuilt. Our objective and desire is to restore the homes but to do so in a fashion and manner that is consistent with the neighborhood and the homes nearby. The 3 homes that have been restored each have family units living in them and are working towards home ownership.
The 2 other homes that we own are sitting and waiting. Both of these homes have been worked on by groups and individuals to get them to a point where they are ready to receive professional work. In years past we would pay professionals (and as often as possible employ individuals from the neighborhood) to come in and work on plumbing, electrical, and heat/air. Currently we don’t have the ability to do so.
(Pictured: The home needing plumbing & heat/air help.)
So, what we are asking individuals, small groups, girl scouts, churches, and everyone in between is to help us raise $8,000 ($4,000 for plumbing/$4,000 for heat/air) to allow us to complete one of the homes that has been sitting for about a year. Upon professional completion this will allow us to put several volunteer, workgroups to work on the home to finish up! Once said workgroups finish their job we will be ready to place a new family unit in the home and see what God has in store for them next!
(Pictured: New back patio & inside look at the home.)
If you would like to contribute directly to this project you can give online through PayPal by clicking here or write a check and write, “Rebuilding the Walls”, in the memo. You can mail the check, drop it off yourself or we would be happy to meet you at a time and place that works best for you.
If you are a professional who would like to give of time and/or resources or know someone who might be interested in doing so you can contact us by filling out the short form below, giving us a call at (405) 232-7696 or just drop by and tell us yourself!
Thank you in advance for partnering with us in this work God has allowed each of us to be a part of here at Cross & Crown. We are continually blown away by God’s goodness and the work He is about in the hearts of people that want to honor Him in their lives by loving and serving others!