ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Second Presbyterian Church in Roanoke says they have raised over $1.7 million to donate to those in need and Roanoke area ministries.

Years ago, church officials say they were approached with requests from partner ministries to help with projects that were pressing. After thinking it over, they agreed to help with four projects.

In 2020, the church tells WFXR News it started the Mission Build Campaign to aide its partners and community members who may be facing hard times. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, put a hold on those efforts to help the community.

“The Mission Build Campaign was a call to Second Presbyterian Church to spread God’s love here at home and far away.”

Statement released on Aug. 15, 2022 by Second Presbyterian Church Roanoke

Church officials described the following missions of the campaign:

  • Alpha Omega House/Alexa House: Renovations to the house and re-naming it in memory of a church member, Alexa Cannon. The campaign will also serve Family Promise of Greater Roanoke to help those who are homeless as well as a prison visitation ministry.
  • Presbyterian Community Center: Constructing a new facility to meet crisis needs of those in the Southeast community and addressing the poverty cycle.
  • Union Presbyterian Seminary: Creating the William R. Klein Center, named for a pastor of 30 years. The center will be a conference facility to provide educational programs to pastors, Christian educators and church leaders.
  • Solid Rock International/REVOLUTION Clinic: The Clinic will be a non-profit in the Dominican Republic to serve the poor and providing opportunities to expand services to Southwestern parts of the country.

Second Presbyterian Church of Roanoke invites the community to take part in a Worship Service of Celebration on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. with its mission partners. The service will be followed by a reception.