It is with great joy that the members of the First Trinity Property Team announce the following news. For years we have prayed and brainstormed for a way to rehab our crumbling parking lot. We have read countless articles telling us that welcome begins in the parking lot, and that having a smooth, comfortable parking space is vital to those with mobility issues. Well, it took some time, but our prayers have been answered.
Council member Ben Huey mentioned our parking lot to State Rep. Theresa Mah. Theresa got in contact with Michael Tadin at MAT Asphalt and Michael said we should give him a call. Last month Rene me with Michael and he committed to removing 2 inches of the current asphalt, filling the holes, and laying 2 inches of fresh asphalt on top. And he is doing this at no charge to the congregation. Thanks be to God!
Meanwhile, a very generous donor offered a matching grant of up to $6000 to help with the parking lot. You see, the asphalt is only part of it. When the parking lot is replaced there will be additional work that needs to be finished including the parking lines, fence, wheelchair ramp, community center stairs, and stairs to Trinity House. Additionally the property team wants to use this opportunity to create a little bit of green space near the community center. This space would include memorials for two late members whose families have given gifts in the past, but we did not have a proper venue for their memorial.
But this is a matching gift and we need your help meeting it! So far we have raised almost $1000 toward the total. And we are contacting other congregations, friends and families, and others who care about First Trinity.
Here is how you can help:
1) Pray for the property team, the congregation, and this project.
2) Give a dedicated gift to “Capital Improvements”. This can be done online through Facebook, Vanco, or Givelify
3) Ask others who care about First Trinity to give.
4) Share our fundraiser on social media.
5) Help us to identify capital improvement grants from other congregations, foundations, or public institutions. Grants that focus on sustainability or accessibility are often applicable for capital improvements.
6) Have ideas you want to share? Looking to volunteer your time or expertise to this project? Talk to Andrew or Kevin.