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Celebrating the Remarkable Transformation of St. Richard's: A Journey Almost Completed!

At St. Richard's, we embarked on an ambitious project to repurpose an abandoned building and transform it into a functional cabin for our beloved summer programs. Today, as we near the final stages of this remarkable endeavor, we are filled with immense joy and gratitude for everyone who has played a part in making this vision a reality. From the acquisition of the building permit to the unwavering dedication of our staff and volunteers, each step has brought us closer to our goal. Join us as we celebrate the incredible progress of the St. Richard's Project!


A Journey of Dedication and Collaboration:

The St. Richard's Project has been a true testament to the power of collaboration and the unwavering dedication of our team. From the moment we received the building permit last year, our volunteers have worked tirelessly to breathe new life into the abandoned structure. Their commitment and passion have been the driving force behind this transformative journey. Many thanks to Complet Power Inc. who led with the electrical work, new lights, outlets and new wireing (also helped us get the drywall up). Morelli Electric, who installed all of the electrical for the Mini Split Air Conditioner and Flathead Roof Profesionals who got the roof off and on in about five hours.


The Power of Volunteers:

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every volunteer who has generously given their time, skills, and energy to the St. Richard's Project. Without their invaluable contributions, we would not be so close to realizing our vision. From the early stages of demolition and clean-up to the intricate tasks of insulation, wall repairs, and electrical work, our volunteers have been the backbone of this project. Their unwavering dedication has been nothing short of inspiring.


A Transformation to Treasure:

The pictures of the St. Richard's Project speak volumes about the incredible progress we have made. Walls that were once dilapidated and worn have been transformed into beautifully insulated structures, providing comfort and protection. The repaired or replaced wall boards now bear witness to the care and attention that have gone into this project. A new ceiling stretches above, creating a space where memories will be made and cherished for years to come.


Lighting the Way:

One of the key elements of our cabin's transformation has been the installation of new electrical outlets and lights. These additions have not only enhanced the functionality of the space but have also brightened it, symbolizing hope and new beginnings. The warm glow emanating from the freshly painted walls and new trim fills our hearts with excitement as we envision the joyful moments that will soon unfold within these walls.


Comfort and Climate Control:

In our pursuit of creating a haven for our summer programs, we have gone above and beyond by installing a mini-split air conditioner. This addition ensures that campers and staff will enjoy a comfortable and pleasant environment during the warm summer months. The ability to regulate the temperature creates an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, growth, and the creation of lifelong memories.


The Final Steps:

As we approach the culmination of the St. Richard's Project, there are a few remaining tasks on our checklist. We look forward to repairing the hardware on the doors, ensuring the cabin is secure and functional. Additionally, the construction of changing rooms will add convenience and privacy to our facilities. With the unwavering support of our dedicated team, we are confident that these final steps will be completed with the same level of excellence and care that has defined this entire journey.


Conclusion:

The nearly completed St. Richard's Project stands as a testament to the power of vision, collaboration, and unwavering dedication. We extend our deepest appreciation to the staff and volunteers who have played an instrumental role in bringing us this close to our goal. The transformation of an abandoned building into a beautiful cabin reflects the transformative impact it will have on the lives of our campers and staff. Together, we have created a space where laughter, learning, and lifelong memories will flourish. As we celebrate this milestone, let us remember that our achievements are only possible when we come together, driven by a shared vision.


Yours in Christ,


David Campbell

Executive Director

Camp Marshall


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