The SOWER VIM Team is in the planning stages for constructing the 15th home for a family in 2016. The cost of materials to build one of the 28’ x 28’ or 28’ x 32’ houses from the ground up is approximately $43,000 to $47,000. The SOWER VIM Project is in need of both funding to cover material costs and volunteers for the build, please see the SOWER Information and Registration Letter. The SOWER VIM Leadership Team is requesting that the churches of West Ohio prayerfully consider supporting this worthwhile project in Southeastern Kentucky financially with a pledge of support as well as providing volunteers to do the actual construction. Those that have served on SOWER work teams comment that, while they have helped a family by serving, they gained much more from the interaction and relationships with the family and fellow team members. West Ohio Conference churches are invited to participate in this rewarding project with your prayers, your volunteer labor, and your financial support.
Work weeks for the house construction have been scheduled for May 8-14, May 15-21, July 10-16, July 17-23, August 14-20, and August 21-27 of 2016. More information is in the SOWER Information and Registration Letter. While there is no requirement for volunteers to contribute to the cost of materials, it is suggested that each volunteer or their church contribute $400 to $500 toward the cost of materials. Volunteers without materials to work with are not very effective!
Also Bob Baptist from Reynoldsburg UMC has set up a Face book page with some pictures from the 2015 build. The link to that page is https://www.facebook.com/SOWERVIM/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel