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Raise the Roof Fundraising Project

03.27.22 | Leadership News

As our building has aged over the past 25 years, we have patched and mended our roof with temporary fixes to fight leaks off and on as much as possible. However, it’s now evident that it is beyond repair and time for a full replacement. We have begun the process for collecting bids and making plans for the next steps in this major project.

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On April 28, 2024, Lee Hunt shared the following update on the roof project.

How to Designate Special Gifts

By Check (Mail or drop in an offering box at GMR) 
Write “ROOF” on the memo line
Mail to: Grace Mills River
495 Cardinal Road
Mills River, NC 28759

By Text:
Text the amount you wish to donate to 828.548.1786
Follow the prompts and note: “ROOF

Online: Click here!
Give securely online
Follow the prompts and select: “Raise the Roof”

Additional Ways to Give:

Planned Giving
Many people remember their churches in the estate planning, wills and insurance policies. This has enabled those ministries to carry on their mission through future geenrations.

Donation of Stocks

IRA Qualified Charitable Contribution
(QCD Qualified Charitable Distributions, RMS Required Minimum Distributions

Would you please pray as you consider what you give towards this project to meet our current needs and help to literally build for future generations of GMR? 

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On September 11, 2022, David Todd shared the following update on the roof project.

Current Project Funds Raised:

Phase 2 Goal: $100,000
Received to Date $102,909.71
Remaining $0
*Please note: This report reflects giving through 11.20.2023.


Phase 1 Goal: $100,000
Received to Date: $144,343.55
Remaining $0 (We have exceeded Phase 1 goal by $44,343.55)
*Please note: This report reflects giving through 08.22.2022.

On Sunday, March 27, 2022 Marty Kollmeyer shared the following update from the Finance Committee:

As a recap, here are the highlights:

Budget Overview & Proposed Project Timing

  • Expected Cost: Approximately $500,000
  • Good News! Approximately $250,000 available from existing Capital Funds and Balances
  • The Current  Ask: Special Fundraising
    • $100,000  “Now” - by August 31, 2022
    • $100,000 “Later” - by March 2023
      • Meeting these targets hopefully means No Mortgage on Building
    • *Please make these contributions above your normal giving to budget
  • Design/Bids: April & May, Team led by David Todd
  • Construction Timeline: Begin Summer 2022
  •     Approx. 2 months


Marty Kollmeyer, Finance Committee: