Gratitude is overflowing at Columbus KTC, as we’ve reached our first goal – completing our $108,000 emergency fundraiser.
In seven months we raised $114,000 – enough to cover most of the losses from our damaging fire that weren’t covered by insurance. It’s a good feeling to know that folks saw our need and stepped up; we can’t thank you enough.
Now we’re working toward the next goal – a “nest egg” of cash to lay the foundation for our new home.
We’re in the process of asking the City of Columbus to allow the Columbus KTC to rebuild on our Grubb Street property. It’s a complex process involving many steps – two Neighborhood Zoning Review Board approvals and two City of Columbus Building and Zoning approvals.
Our first two “concept” reviews (with the Neighborhood and City) went well, and now we are working with our attorney, architect and engineer to prepare for final review meetings in mid-January. We’ve already started interviewing contractors, so if the Neighborhood and City approve, we can quickly move on to the next phase – taking bids from contractors and launching a Capital Campaign to raise funds for the actual construction.
At this point, we don’t know how much the final building cost will be, but you can be sure that you’ll be hearing more about this in the weeks to come.
In the meantime, we want to say “thank you” for helping us reach this first goal.
We will be “retiring” this emergency fundraising GoFundMe page, but we invite you to join us on our other platforms to follow our Capital Campaign fundraising effort.
If you’d like to read more about the rebuilding effort, you can check out our “Rebuilding KTC” page on our website.
There will be regular updates printed there, and you can learn more about ways to participate in the effort.
Or you can keep tabs on us through our Facebook page:
Creating sacred spaces and sacred objects for this generation and the generation to come is a worthy endeavor; your donations – past and future – will produce a ripple effect that will bring more teachings of awakening to Columbus.
Thank you – and may all beings benefit!