St. John's News

Becoming Beloved Community: How You Can Help Rebuild

The Reverend Richard Fife has shared this with us, and we encourage you to find a way to be involved in this growing project!

Building on Bishop Curry's visit and the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, members of a multiracial community group born out of the Becoming Beloved Community initiative in Roanoke and the Gainsboro Southwest Neighborhood Organization invite you to participate in a community project to restore dilapidated and abandoned homes in the history-rich Gainsboro neighborhood. The Gainsboro Stabilizing Housing and Restoration Project (GSHARP) aims to restore the beauty and historic character of the neighborhood, one home at a time. GSHARP welcomes volunteers and tax deductible contributions of funds and materials for the project. To get involved, please contact Sharron Jeffries at 540.793.1940 or pathwaysinthewilderness@gmail.com or Richard Fife at 540.797.8172 or rhfife@gmail.com for more information.

This month, the Roanoke Co+op is highlighting the GSHARP program as part of their “Chip” fundraising at the front door.

Photo by Deanie Young

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