I don’t normally do this kind of thing, but this is very close to my heart and I figured it wouldn’t hurt to at least ask 🙂 The church we attend, Vineyard Westside, has the opportunity to purchase the historical Whitewater Crossing Church building on Glenmore Avenue in Cheviot that we have been renting for the past year and a half. If we cannot raise the finances we are likely to become a homeless church as our current rental agreement will no longer be available after March 1st.
To give you a little background…Vineyard Westside was launched in September 2005 in a coffee house with 40 people in attendance. Today, we average over 600 people during our three weekend services, we have baptized over 120 people, and we continue to outgrow each facility we have rented. While this is a good problem to have, the majority of our congregation is made up of diverse, blue-collar families who have been hit hard by the economy over the last year, making it difficult to pull together all of the funds necessary to make this purchase possible.
As a result, we are hosting several fundraisers to raise money for the purchase of this building. As a part of the fundraisers, we will be holding some reverse raffles and silent auctions and are in need of donations. I wondered if any of you local photographers would be willing to donate a shoot, a gift certificate, a print, or anything else you can think of to help our cause.
(I will be donating some prints, but not my services due to the fact that our baby will be here in April and I cannot take on any more shooting commitments until after he is here and we get settled into life with a newborn).
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help in any way. Thanks so much!