Preserve Our Parish Community – Save Rodina!
Our Parish Community is a unique “oasis” from the secular world. Our little “Russian Village” reminds us of our roots and culture. It is here that we truly feel our identity as Russian Orthodox Christians. For all of this we can only be grateful to God.
This year, our Parish Family faces an especially important challenge. The property immediately adjacent to the parish grounds–known as “Rodina”–has been put up for sale for 1.2 million dollars. Already, there are interested buyers from outside our parish who have the means to, and have, in fact, made an offer to purchase the property. The current owner, while he must sell, would prefer that the parish purchase the property and has, at our request, actually lowered the asking price to 1 million dollars. We have until April 30th to make the purchase, or else the property will be sold to the highest bidder.
The Rodina property consists of 12 acres and a large building with a main hall that seats 500 people, a library, museum, and many additional large rooms for activities. This property and building would be a great asset to our Parish Community with many possibilities for the future.
However, the first priority is to take ownership!! This is Phase One of the project. Phase Two will be to determine how to develop the property in a way that ensures that future generations have a stable foundation on which they can rely, so that they may nurture their children and their children’s children in the Orthodox Christian faith and way of life.
HOW CAN I HELP?!Your support is vital, and there are many ways that you can participate in this project:
- Participate in the daily Cross Processions.
- Make a Pledge/Donate – Scroll down for the online donation form.
- Donate your expertise.
- Share this information with others.
- Provide us with your thoughts and suggestions about the project. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
MAKE A PLEDGE/DONATE
We will need a $1.5 million loan to purchase the Rodina property and to pay for related expenses. In order to pay back this loan and pay for the basic utilities of the Rodina property, we need to raise $10,000 every month. This may seem like an insurmountable sum, but if only 100 families or individuals can pledge to donate $100 per month ($3.28 per day), then we can easily service this loan and move forward.
We hope that YOU can be one of those donors! Any amount that you donate moves us closer to our goal, and we are grateful for your support.
Fill out the form below to set up your pledge. The amount will be automatically charged to your credit card or PayPal account. (Note that you must have a PayPal account or create one in order to make these recurring payments. You will still be able to choose to have the funds charged to your credit card if you so desire.)
**You can also CLICK HERE to make a single donation.