Weald Bethel Last Phase: How You Can Help Finish the Job

WABI-TV reporter Brenna Kelly spoke with the volunteers framing and sheathing the last phase. Click the photo to see WABI-TV’s video report.

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 20 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 are 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 provide space for EdGE classes, and other programs at an estimated cost of $160,000.

Click the “Finish the Job” Button. You will be taken to a new giving page. Toward the bottom of the giving page is a “Please use my gift for the following program” option with a drop-down menu. “Campaign to Finish Weald Bethel Community Center” is the default choice. You can then make your donation and help finish the job. Thank you.

Giving questions should be directed to Ellen Pope by email or 207-588-2097. Questions regarding the construction of Weald Bethel should be directed to Scott Shaw by email or 207-546-4466.

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