A message from Ark Founder Sally Weiesnbach:
We continue working on the restoration of the buildings that house the Ark of Faith. There have been setbacks as we complete one project, only to have Spring storms do more and different damage. Insurance from the March 7 fire is paid only in small increments. See our latest progress and needs.
Keep going until I say It Is Finished
The historic skylight on the roof of the original Ark building at 401 E Broadway has been replaced and final protective layers are being sealed. The basement and 1st floor are nearing reopening. We are progressing on collecting funding so that Dana Tiger and her daughter can oversee restoration of the one-of-a-kind Acee Blue Eagle wall murals. The roof is replaced and the trees have been cut back at our interim location (the “little Ark” or “Lifeboat”) at 429 E. Broadway.
We are happy to report that the historic skylight on the roof of the original Ark building at 401 E Broadway has been replaced! Efforts are progressing toward collecting enough funding to restore the one-of-a-kind Acee Blue Eagle wall murals. We are starting the project to put a new roof on our interim location (the “little Ark” or “Lifeboat”) at 429 E. Broadway (picture left). The interim location offers the Lamplighter Coffeehouse two Fridays a month and meals for our homeless participants and restoration workers every Tu-Wed-Th. we are required to limit seating, wear Masks, and ask for proof of vaccination due to COVID. Stay tuned here for more Ark updates…
Dakota and James welcome you to our interim location (the “little Ark” or “Lifeboat”) at 429 E. Broadway (. They’ve worked on the building repairs to get it ready to offer the Lamplighter Coffeehouse and Tu-We-Th meals for our homeless participants. We have air conditioning for a reprieve from the heat and James is our new night watchman.
**This is where the Back to School activities also occur, so parents, call for your appointment. we are required to limit seating, Wear Masks, and ask for RECENT proof of vaccination due to the dramatic rise in COVID. Stay tuned here for more updates…
August Update: Much must be done to 1) protect our original and interim structures from weather and vandalism, and 2) prepare the interim location to function as an Ark “lifeboat” while restoring the main structure.
The Ark board, staff, community members, and our homeless participants are working at both locations