We are raising $100,000 to rebuild a historic building and the relationships to make it thrive again. With your help, we’ll take the first step on this path to renovation and reconciliation. Please support us with a one-time or recurring tax-deductible* donation. (How will my funds be used?)
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If you prefer, you can also send your donation in the mail to Bethel Community Transformation Center. Make checks payable to BCTC. Our address is:
8801 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
*The Bethel Community Transformation Center is a fiscally-sponsored project of Breakers Covenant Church International, a 501(c)3 religious non-profit organization based in Detroit, Michigan. See our Guidestar profile here.
How My Funds Will be Spent
We are raising $100,000 to kickstart the restoration of the building and create meaningful programming inside of it: this will be a years-long, multi-million dollar restoration and renovation project that will create jobs, unite our fractured faith and racial communities, and inspire hope in a better day for Detroit. Here’s what this campaign will do:
- Seal the building interior from the elements with emergency roof repairs
- Repair our elevator to make all the floors accessible
- Renovate our restrooms
- Cover our maintenance and operating costs while we seek future investment
- Retain an architecture firm specializing in historic building preservation/renovation
These immediate investments will prepare our facility for further occupancy and sustainability, maximizing the use of the entire building including the main sanctuary. These renovations will also set the stage for pursuing complete restoration!
We’ll keep you, our backers, posted as we transform the building – and each of your names will be inscribed on the donor Wall of Honor as a testament to your belief in our mission together. To keep costs down initially, we’ve already engaged hundreds of volunteers from around the country who’ve come to visit us and take part in the restoration. In fact, we’ve been engaged in this work for nearly three years already! In that time, we’ve stabilized the building by catching up on decades of deferred maintenance. This Kickstarter will prepare the space for the major overhaul ahead.
We take your support serious, and are committed to full financial transparency under the guidance of our 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor, Breakers Covenant Church International. We have a Board of Directors composed of leaders in the faith and secular community that oversees our fundraising and tracks the progress and expenditure of funds. Got any questions? Drop us a line!