We are here today to ask for your financial help to save our beautiful Historical Church here in Point Roberts, together we can rebuild so future generations can continue to enjoy this beautiful building.
The church is in significant structural trouble. The old foundation and drainage have caused the building to bow and buckle, and the roof is coming away from the walls of the church. A lot of investigative work has now been done, and we have a two part plan to help restore the church.
Firstly, the foundation and drainage can be temporarily repaired, so no further damage occurs, which will give us some time to raise the funds needed for the permanent repairs. We are working with a local contractor and engineer who will advise us of what is needed. The estimated costs for Phase One is approximately $12,000 US for this short-term repair to proceed. Phase Two will address the needs of a new foundation to replace the pier blocks, new supports for the roof that will take the pressure off the walls, a new front staircase, all of which will cost many thousands of dollars. Done right, these permanent repairs will ensure a stronger, long-lasting structure, while keeping the same historical look, with the goal of another 100 years of community use.
We understand that this is a difficult time for many and that not everyone can consider making a financial donation. If you are not able to send a donation at this time, we gratefully accept your prayers and encouragement. Above all, we want everyone to take care of themselves, their families, and stay secure, healthy, and safe.
Donors will donate to and receive tax receipts from PayPal Giving Fund USA.
Thank you for your kind consideration of this matter. The sanctuary, built 100 years ago by Icelandic settlers to Point Roberts, is a historical landmark for the community and beyond, and we feel it is deserving of restoration and saving. We hope you feel the same way.
Louise Cassidy TCLC Manager
- Barbara McCuiston
- John & Jackie Gibilterra
- Katherine Smith
- Beverly Mar
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