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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Shiloh's Take Down the Signs Update # 3

Shiloh has posted another update regarding their campaign to raise money to make the repairs required by the city's condemnations of their vacant properties. The full text of the update is available here. The update states that as of July 8, 2007, the church raised $170,672.00 towards the campaign and that the church continues to accept money for this purpose (although the campaign has come to an end officially). The scope of work is greater than originally anticipated (originally the church forecast the repairs would cost $100,000). The update also reveals that the church received a “notice for cause” on June 29, 2007 regarding its vacant property at 1533 9th Street; the church anticipates minimal work will be needed on this property to bring it up to District of Columbia’s standards.

5 comments:

Clara Barton Dweller said...

Does Shiloh have any Rolls Royces they could sell to raise money, like Scripture Cathedral does?

Shaw Rez said...

haha...

Actually I'm unsure what Shiloh's pastor drives, as Shiloh has a small underground garage below the life center in which he parks (as well as a few others).

There are definitely some nice cars parked in the blocks surrounding the church on Sunday mornings. I haven't seen a rolls yet...

Anonymous said...

What the hell do you mean about your sarcastic comment clara barton ? If you are that concerned about Shiloh raising funds, consider going to make a contribution yourself !!

Clara Barton Dweller said...

No thanks, I'm saving up for my own Rolls Royce. Or maybe I'll start with a skateboard - right now I just have my shoes.

jescowa said...

Anon - If you're going to be inflammatory, have the decency to identify yourself, even if only an alias. It is so inappropriate for a church to waste its parishioners' money on showy cars etc. then turn around and extort them for addl funds when a real need comes around. What ever happened to feeding the hungry and healing the sick?

Remember, too, that charitable gifts are tax-deductible and church revenues are exempt precisely because they are supposed to serve public purposes. So, in a sense, we're all subsidizing their over-the-top conspicuous consumption (and therefore have a right to comment). Unless you think a Rolls for the preacherman somehow serves the greater good?