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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Eagle Scout Project

Dear SOV Congregation, 
 
I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to my Eagle project so far, it really does mean a lot. I am on the way to my goal of raising $1300. This being said, I am still collecting donations through this coming Sunday, the 1st of May, so that materials can be bought for the workday the following week. If you would like to contribute, you can make your check out to SOV noting Eagle Project on the memo line, so you can write it off on your taxes.

My Eagle Project will be for the benefit of SOV and Kids of the Kingdom Preschool. It will be a multi-step process involving many side projects.

First, the hill on the church's eastern side needs to be terraced, and a retaining wall will have to be installed to prevent future erosion. This part of the project will be the most time consuming and will require some strong guys to do some heavy lifting. 

Second, trenches will need to be dug on both sides of the sidewalk so that French drains can be made to carry runoff water away from the path and building. We will need lots of diggers and back fillers.  

Third, a sign for the Pre-school will be installed. 

Last, a fire drill safety area on the eastern side of the dumpster will be created. We will install a wood perimeter and fill it with wood chips.
 
We will start at 8:30am on Saturday May 7th, and should finish late afternoon. In order for your hours to be counted for my project, please make sure that you sign in/sign out on the volunteer sheet when you arrive/leave. Food and beverages will be provided. Be sure to bring your shovel and work gloves because we are going to be doing a lot of digging. Any rakes or wheelbarrows would be greatly appreciated as well.  
 
Those willing to volunteer, please respond via Tammy, so I can determine how best to use your abilities. Thank you all for your willingness and support.
 
Sincerely,
Gunnar Rasmussen