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 or Richard Fife at 540.797.8172 or 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