The SOWER VIM Team is in the planning stages for constructing their 16th home in 2017. The cost of materials to build one of the 28’ x 28’ or 28’ x 32’ houses from the ground up was $45,000 in 2016. 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 7-13, May 14-20, July 9-15, July 16 -22, August 13-19, and August 20-26 of 2017. More information is in the SOWER 2017 Brochure. 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!