Our Wish List ...
Big Creek would not exist without the support of our amazing volunteers. We are thankful for your volunteer service and donations. Here are some things we are looking for ... maybe you can help us locate these?
Here are our biggest dreams and needs (December 2018). We trust the Lord to provide!
$95,000: Payoff Purchase Wheelwright Mission addition (see above)
$225,000: Payoff Purchase Food Pantry/Coffee Shop/ Warehouse
$60,000: Paving the Big Creek Parking Lot (fix safety hazards)
$9,000: New roof for Wheelwright Mission (old facility)
$175,000: would allow us to purchase the old hotel in Leslie Co.
(could be used to spur economic development in Leslie County and provide emergency housing!
SPECIFIC FACILITY RENOVATION NEEDS:
Big Creek Campus:
*New Water line (2") run from meter to building. Appx 600'
*PVC underground pipe lining: Approx 30'
*Concrete polishing - dining room floors (approx 1200 sf)
*New Plumbing in crawlspace (pex)
*A/C Ductwork repairs and realignment for efficiency
*Roofers for metal roof on main facility
**Coin Laundromat Equipment: to offer services in both our counties
**Box truck: so our food pantry can transport food!
**A/C Units installed on our summer daycamp buses
*WORK GROUP NEEDS
- Roofing, Steps, Ramps, Plumbing & Electric are common needs.
- Vehicle maintenance! Diesel engines, gas engines (to maintain our summer buses and vans! )
- Painters! To help us put a fresh coat of paint in our classrooms!
*REFRIGERATED TRUCK (or new box truck): Our food pantry is searching for a refrigerated truck or trailer! We often receive large donations of food that must be transported longer distances. A refrigerated truck will allow us to transport and store this safely so we may serve our neighbors! Sometimes - these donations are larger than our freezers and fridges can support. This truck will allow us to store them for a longer period.
*Install A/C on our Summer Daycamp buses! We have three good school buses we use to transport hundreds of kids to our summer daycamps! We need to install A/c in these buses. If you have any knowledge in this field, please let us know!
- Vehicles for summer feeding programs (mini-vans, small trucks)
- Volunteers to assist with vehicle maintenance and safety checks (brakes, fluids, safety)
*Food Pantry Needs
We do appreciate all food donations. However, financial gifts go farther as we can purchase food items from food banks for pennies on the dollar
Non-perishable food items that people WANT to eat. Examples:
- Peanut Butter
-Canned Veggies: Corn, Green Beans, other vegetables
-Canned “chef boyardee” type pastas
-Pasta Sauces (spaghetti, etc)
-condiments (mustard, mayo, ketchup, jellies)–
*Hygiene Kit Supplies!! We will make and distribute to children and families in need!
Toothpastes & Toothbrushes
Shaving Cream / Razors
*Basic Home Supplies: We will deliver these with food baskets!
Local Construction Ministry Supplies
Contact us for specific information
– 13 gallon garbage bags / tall kitchen style
– 33+ gallon trash bags (Sams Club - purple and black box!)
– plastic grocery bags