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Indian Government Requires Reroofing After Disaster
The construction has begun! But to cover only half of it will run about $1,500.00. Beth says $445 has been received or committed. So slightly more than two-thirds remains to be covered. She wrote:
When I first mentioned an estimate for materials, I said it would likely take $1,000 US to finish a new PVC roof on the building. My husband made me go back and correct that to $800. Well, he and I both have been wrong in our estimates. So far we have purchased materials for only half the buiding area, and the cost has already run well over $1,500. We have decided to do only one end until we can arrange for more funds to finish the whole thing. That is all we can do right now, but even then we need more than has come in.Getting up the supports for the new PVC roof
This new roof was required by the government after a school fire killed 90 children. See below how you can help.
A picture of the school dormitory from Lock Street.
Beth wrote of the above picture: "The buildings have been painted white since this photo was made, but it shows what we are dealing with. The building behind it is of the bath house/latrine. The tiny room on the front of the dorm is the cook shack."
Aerial picture of part of city of Chennai
Please consider contributing to help recover this roof. One person has already sent $400 to cover the cost, which will reach perhaps $800, including labor and pipe to attach the PVC to the brick.
You may send your contribution, in any amount, directly to their sponsoring church at this address:
HILLCREST CHURCH OF CHRIST
Or send it to the Johnsons' daughter, who will deposit it into their account:
randal, 11/8/04 5:41 PM
Job is finished!
Beth wrote the following today:
"I have been off line for quite a while, but I needed to touch base to let everyone know that the roofing project for our school has been completed. One family donated the last $1,000 from his tax return bringing us to our goal.
I certainly appreciated all the donations from people on this list and want to thank everyone for their care and concern. My deepest thanks goes to brother Randal for his expertise in creating the website which no doubt was greatly instrumental in raising the funds. Thanks to one and all."
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