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Roof for Meet Me Under the Bridge

$245 of $15k goal

Raised by 6 people in 5 months
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Eric Murphy
on behalf of Kathy Albright
 ARLINGTON, IN
Meet me under the bridge is a homeless ministry that serves men and women in Indianapolis, Indiana. It provides many services to those that prove a desire to work towards a goal of being self reliant. This aspect of their mission is what has drawn me to lend a hand where I can. They don't just give handouts, they require those they help to help themselves too. They must show progress and desire to eventually stand on their own two feet. Many have gone on to get jobs and apartments and some of those they've helped have come back to lead others to independence. 

The ministry has recently acquired a small building on the city's southside near an area well known for its homeless population. The purpose of this building is to kick this ministry to a new level by providing a home base of operation. Participants will be able to not only have basic needs met like showers and laundry services, but there will be a learning area where they can learn everything from basic life skills to how to find a job. There is also a storage area to store donated items that will be redistributed to those in need. The back open area will be used as a multipurpose area where people can congregate for anything from a Sunday service to a movie night. 

The problem is the roof leaks horribly. It has three levels of flat rubber roofs that have many layers on them. We have put on a temporary band aid that has had limited success to this point. We are continuing to try to stop the water, but a permanent fix is needed. 

We we have bids of $9,000-15,000 to fix the current roof. We are considering making the roof a pitched roof to get rid of the inherent problems associated with flat roofs. This will add more initially, but will be better in the long run. 

Thank you you for your consideration and for any help you can send our way. 

Best,

Eric
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Update 1
Posted by Eric Murphy
2 months ago
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Ok everyone, obviously this campaign has not garnered much attention from you up to now. There has been a change that I hope will get you to reconsider this worthwhile cause.

A very generous offer has been made, but it's only good through the end of the year. A dollar for dollar match has been made for every dollar we raise towards a new roof! NO LIMIT!!

What I would like to do it to ask/challenge you to donate $10 (or more of course) to help those that want to help themselves.

As I've previously stated, the mission of this entity is to help those that want to help themselves, but don't know how. They receive help in learning those life skills that are needed to get out of the woods and off the streets and into jobs and better living conditions. For this, these folks help keep the program running by doing whatever it is that is needed to do so.

For any of you that have looked at a homeless person and wondered what you could do to help that person (or thought that they should just get a job) get back on their feet, this is it! These men and women are vets, moms and dads, sons and daughters and brothers and sisters.

I know my friends and I know you are a helpful and giving lot, so lets do this! For less than two Starbucks lattes, you can get $20 worth of help towards this cause. This is the season of giving.....so please give.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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$245 of $15k goal

Raised by 6 people in 5 months
Created September 29, 2016
EM
Eric Murphy  
on behalf of Kathy Albright
$20
Anonymous
2 months ago
MK
$25
Mitzie Kinsella
2 months ago
MD
$100
Margaret Divish
2 months ago
$25
Matthew Mitchell
2 months ago
KA
$50
Kathy Albright
4 months ago

God bless you Eric for setting this up.

JR
$25
James Reid
5 months ago
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