Weald Bethel Last Phase Moves Ahead Another Key Step
Mission Seeking $160,000 to Finish the Job
Fourteen years ago volunteer groups coming to Maine to help provide Maine families warm, safe homes through our Housing Rehabilitation Program “were roughing it,” remembers Scott Shaw. “The groups took biodegradable soap to the Spring River Lake to bathe.”
Weald Bethel Chapel today can house twenty volunteers. It has indoor bathrooms and showers. This weekend, thanks to an anonymous donor’s challenge grant matched by other donors, the Mission has money for materials to frame and sheath the last phase of the Chapel. That framing and sheathing is happening courtesy of master builder Lee Watrous of Gales Ferry, CT and the work crew he and Sandy Beall put together.
The interior wallboard, insulation, flooring, paint, and trim, and appliances for the commercial kitchen still remain — all to house 49 volunteers, and to provide space for EdGE classes, and other programs — at an estimated to cost $160,000.