Roanoke historic church raises millions for repairs

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The Lift Up Your Heart Capital Campaign started by Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church in Roanoke has raised over $2.9 million of it’s $4 million goal since its start in August of 2018.

The campaign’s focus is to raise money needed for repairs to the church’s roof, lightning protection system, masonry, copper elements and restorations of interior painting, which suffered water damage.

The $4 million goal surpasses the original goal of $3.5 million to solely fix the exterior of the building.

Last April of 2018, the church celebrated its 118 birthday, with its most recent repairs being in 2014 when parishioners raised money to replace the two front steeples that suffered extreme termite damage.

Since Saint Andrew’s is a Virginia Historic Landmark, it is eligible for grants and tax credits from state and local government.

This also prohibits any restoration attempts to alter the historic look of the building.

The campaign is set to be a five- year project, completed in phases as funding is available. Repairs are set to begin by spring of 2019, with tax advantages available to donors to the campaign.

If you want more information about how to donate to this cause, contact  

Fr. Kevin Segerblom, Pastor of Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church  – Office: (540) 344-9814         

     

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