Raeford UMC Elevator Project

$415 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 37 months
Raeford United Methodist Church is located on Main Street in Raeford, NC.  The three-story church building, although beautiful, is over sixty years old and is not compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.  

The church has constructed a ramp to create access through the front door to the main sanctuary and reconfigured pews for wheelchair stations.  This allows our four wheelchair bound congregants and visitors in addition to our aging population with limited mobility to attend Sunday services.  Access for our disabled members to the rear of the church and to the classrooms, however, has not yet been accomplished.  Additionally, church restrooms do not meet ADA standards.

Our goal is to make our church fully accessible to the disabled.  We plan to renovate or construct handicap restrooms, install door ramps where necessary and add an elevator to the rear of the building for access to all floors.  To this end the church has formed a planning committee and begun contacts with engineers and contractors.

Current estimates of costs are approximately $200,000.00 for elevator installation and $100,000.00 for new ramps and restrooms.  The church has raised $108,000.00 through donations and fund-raisers so far. Anyone with a donation of $1,000 or more will be listed on a plaque hung next to the elevator once it is complete. Thank you to those who have already contributed!

Our church is committed to this worthy project and appreciates any support provided by the online community.
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Thank you to all who have contributed to the Open Access Fund so far! With your donations and our fundraisers, we have raised over $118,000! We will continue in the new year with more fundraising events and hope that you will share our post with friends and family in hopes that they will contribute as well!

Our church is very committed to this worthy project and appreciate any support provided by the online community.
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Please check out our video about our efforts to become handicap accessible and donate.

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Raeford UMC has four flights of stairs on each wing of the church - totaling 80 steps. This is a perfect example of why we are raising money for an elevator project. Your support will ensure anyone, no matter their physical restrictions, will have access our beautiful church home.
Three of four flights of stairs
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Let's keep these donations coming in! Thank you to those who have already contributed. If you cannot contribute, please say a prayer for the project and share with your friends in hopes that they may contribute!

Thank you and God bless!
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$415 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 37 months
Created November 5, 2015
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Mandi/Hary Mitchell
37 months ago

In appreciation for a church who has kindly welcomed two of our best friends, Jessica and Joe Love (and soon- baby Lilly Love).

John/Tricia Langlais
37 months ago

In appreciation for the kindness shown Joe and Jessica Love!

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