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Special Projects

Special Projects
 
From time to time an immediate need arises to provide specific, unanticipated funding. 
 
In 2008, bricks from the bell tower came loose and fell to the entry sidewalk below. We need some quick tuck pointing repair, and the congregation was asked to help.
 
In 2007, we became aware of a family with a wheelchair-bound child living in sub-standard housing (with way too many steps!). So a special appeal to the
congregation and community was made, and we raised more than $30,000

toward building them a new, accessible home. 
 
When the economy faltered and unemployment rose in 2008, an “Unemployment Assistance Fund” was created to help unemployed Immanuel members keep their homes and get through difficult financial times. 
 
“Gifts of Hope” is an ongoing project whereby people are invited to make a donation to a particular charity in the name of the gift recipient – the perfect gift for someone who “has everything.” Over $12,000 is raised for charities each year.
 
These are just some examples of special projects that arise from time to time. Those who are able are invited to share their abundance generously with those in need. Be sure to check the Messenger (monthly newsletter) or the Weekly Announcements (outser) for information on any current special projects.
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