After several attempts to get enough equipment and manpower, it looks like we may be blessed with enough volunteers to safely get our tarps over the entire roof. Ladders and staging are on site for the volunteers who will handle the high stuff, but we still need more help on the ground and within the building to help us safely get the tarp (maybe two) over the peak and securely fastened to the other side of the building.
We have one tarp that was donated and transported from Boston that is plenty large enough to cover the entire building. Then we’re thinking about covering that tarp with a very large heavy duty pool cover that was also donated. Together both covers will provide protection against the weather AND provide added strength in the event of typical NH snow. We’re planning to have several ropes tethered to the tarp that will then be pulled up and over the building so we’ll need several people on every corner and places in between. Additionally we’ll need a few people upstairs to hand tack-strips up to volunteers in the attic or on the roof.
And if we’re blessed with an abundance of volunteers on Saturday, we still have plenty of other projects to do. For example, the main flower planter out at the street could be cultivated and prepared for Spring planting. The kind folks at Caanan Hardware also donated five gallons of Primer so we could also start mending and painting the fence and out-building. There’s still a few ceiling boards to come down for those of you good with a hammer and pry-bar too. There’s a lot to do so there’s no such thing as too much help.
For those of you that can’t join us Saturday but still want to help somehow, here are a few other ways you can help in a very meaningful way.
- Donate your change or make a contribution at Caanan Harware. The manager (Robin) created a account for the Church so that local supporters can chip in for common construction supplies. This is a great way to support local business as well. Thank you Caanan Hardware!
- Send a gift card from Lowes or Home Depot to the Church (860 Main St. Grafton NH 03240). We’re at that point where we need a significant amount of construction material like plywood, framing, and roofing supplies.
- Supporters can always donate by PayPal
We’ll be gathering in the Church parking lot first thing in the morning. The main roof crew is scheduled to arrive around 10 a.m. Prior to that we’ll do a walk-thru of the Church site and discus the various projects taking place and preparing the tarps. We’ll provide basic refreshments but feel free to bring a snack for the potluck table if you wish.
2 Corinthians 9:7 ~ Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Thank you and God Bless!