Cedar Ridge Christian Church will be assisting Cookson Hills Christian Ministries in building two new residences this summer/fall. Cookson Hills Children’s Home (located in Kansas, OK) works to restore children and families in crisis by providing an alternative to government-run foster care or the juvenile justice system. They offer residential care, education, and therapeutic services for those children.
Be sure to mark your calendar with these remaining dates:
- Cookson Hills Extreme Build #1: August 15 – 18
- Sapulpa Campus Family Wall Build: Saturday, September 20
- Coweta Campus Family Wall Build: Saturday, September 27
- Cookson Hills Extreme Home Build #2: Thursday – Sunday, October 2-5
Family Wall Build
We will have a family event at each Cedar Ridge campus to build the walls for the houses; the wall build is an event that everyone in the family can participate in. The work-day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and we’ll work until we’re done (which should be by 1:00 p.m.) Lunch will be provided for all workers. Be sure to bring a water bottle (and a hammer/work gloves if you have them). Here’s a look at what a wall build looks like.
The walls built at each Family Wall Build will be transported to Cookson Hills to be used in the “Extreme Build” – the full construction of the houses on the Cookson campus. The Extreme Builds are 4 days long; if you can help all 4 days – great! If you can only help part of the time, we’ll definitely need your help as well. Workers can plan to stay “on site” at Cookson as sleeping arrangements will be available. Those who choose not to spend the night(s) should anticipate a 1 to 1 1/2 hour drive each way. If you can help, please communicate to Mike Dennis the following information: who is coming; what days you will be working; what days you will spending the night; whether you are bringing a camper or tent. Please plan to bring the following items with you: basic carpentry tools (hammer, square, etc.); gloves; water bottle. (Pictured to the left are the two slabs where Cedar-Ridge-built-homes will be constructed.)
Your Volunteer Efforts Count Double
The Mabee Foundation has issued Cookson Hills a $500,000 challenge grant. Your volunteer hours working on these houses not only help to build the structure, they also help raise funds through this grant. Skilled and unskilled labor earns from $20 – $30 an hour towards meeting the requirements of this challenge.
To help with the Family Wall Builds or either of the Extreme Builds, please sign up at the Welcome Center. If you have questions, or for more information, contact the church office, 918-254-0621.