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Overview | July 8 Fix It Meeting

Christ Church Men’s Ministry
Christ Church Men’s Ministry

 

What a great turnout we had at this meeting! Thank you to everyone for coming out and to ECCO for hosting us.

UPDATES

  • Christ Church partnered with Operation Home to complete a 48-foot wheelchair ramp build in Mount Pleasant (June 2013)
  • Palmetto Presbyterian completed a wheelchair ramp build in Huger (June 2013)
  • ECEN porch repair project scheduled for East Cooper Meals on Wheels recipient (July 2013)

REPORT: Rob Bellacicco – Ramp Team

  • Operation Home + Christ Church: Mount Pleasant Ramp Build (48 ft, 3 work days, 14 total volunteers)
  • Todd Friddle: Lowe’s of MP

OTHER NOTES

  • Track economic impact: retail cost of the project vs. discounted cost of the project ($52.00/foot: average wheelchair ramp cost when contractor builds)
  • Fundraising/Giving Opportunities specifically for Fix It (list of projects with estimated costs, adopt a project, tax deductible through ECEN)

SUGGESTED PROCESS (Rough Draft)

  • Set year goal: # of wheelchair ramp builds and # of quick response projects
  • Estimate budget, needs and timeline for each project
  • Churches or groups of churches commit to a project – underwrite funding and most of labor
  • ECEN publicizes the need to gain supporters and assigns projects
  • Joe Easley (OH) can consult on site evaluation

NEXT STEPS

  • Wheelchair Ramp Recipients (OH): Willing to give testimonials and speak about their experience
  • Short-Term:
    ECEN Leadership Team to assist in setting year one goal to take to the churches to solicit funding
    Send porch project through OH application process
    Church Contact List: confirm and solidify
    Marketing One-Sheeter: Fix It
  • Long-Term:
    Stewardship Season

OTHER NOTES

  • Thursday, July 18: ECCO Hurricane Preparedness Seminar at Seacoast Church
  • Operation Home – Summer Heat Relief: about 70 window units are still available (Email rachel@operationhome.org)

NEXT MEETING
Monday, August 5th at 6:00pm
Greater Goodwill AME Church – Family Life Center: 2818 US 17, Mount Pleasant SC 29466

 

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