A fundraising campaign to maintain the All Faith Chapel at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill has been launched by the West Virginia United Methodist Men.
“The chapel has stood as a ‘silent pastor’ for the campus since 1959,” said West Virginia United Methodist Men President George Hohmann. “The goal of the fundraising campaign is to attract the funds needed to maintain the chapel for future generations.”
Built with the support of the United Methodist Men of West Virginia and many others, the chapel incorporates the traditional forms common to all faiths. It provides a haven for those who would come quietly to worship God, surrounded by the beauty God has created.
Hohmann explained that the staff at WVU Jackson’s Mill has done an excellent job of maintaining the building’s integrity over the years. “For example, the staff installed a new roof several years ago and a new heating and air-conditioning system a few year before that,” he said.
“But there are other issues, large and small, that still need addressed. For example, a stone retaining wall outside the chapel is cracked. Also, the chapel’s wood exterior hasn’t been refinished for many years.”
The fundraising campaign has two goals: To raise $16,000 for immediate repairs, and to raise $50,000 to establish an endowment for the upkeep of the chapel for decades to come.
“We extend a heart-felt thank-you to the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc., for establishing and maintaining the accounts for this campaign,” Hohmann said.
Tax-deductible gifts may be sent to: United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc., P.O. Box 3811, Charleston, WV 25338. Also, gifts may be made online at www.UMFWV.org/gift. In addition, the Foundation staff is available to help those who would like to consider a legacy gift for the All Faith Chapel. E-mail the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (304) 342-2113.
For additional information e-mail Hohmann at email@example.com or call him at 304-419-1916.