Sioux City, Iowa
Today you have one of those rare opportunities to help write a new chapter in the life of our Parish by supporting the Brick by Brick Historic Restoration Project with your generous donation to the Brick by Brick Capital Campaign. This project will be the most significant Capital Improvement Project in the history of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church! Now is the moment to join your fellow Parishioners in supporting this major restoration project. When the project is completed in 3-5 years, we will have restored our beautiful Holy Trinity to its original beauty by doing the following:
- Repairing the front stairs, buttress walls and foundation. This will stop water leaking into the AHEPA Room and the Storage Room.
- Repairing the south west stairs, buttress walls and foundation. Rerouting of water drainage. This will stabilize the south west corner to prevent further damage to the staircase and upper deck.
- Repairing the east stairs and walls. This will help stabilize the exit from the alter.
- Resealing and re-caulking of our beautiful stained glass windows. This will eliminate any outside air from seeping in through any cracks. This will help with our heating and cooling expenses.
- Replacing the square glass block along the bottom of the north side of the building. Many of these blocks are cracked and are filled with water that has seeped in.
- Tuck pointing of the entire structure. Mortar repair to any cracks and brick repair. Cracks will be cleaned out and fresh mortar will be reapplied, mixed to the original specs as close as possible.
Initial bids and concerns were most recently raised in 2015. Information was presented to the Parish Council then to the General Assembly. The project received the approval of the General Assembly in 2016. Additional information was presented to the congregation at the spring General Assembly in 2017 and continues as the project moves forward.
Holy Trinity was designed by noted architect Wm. L. Steele in Italian Revival Style Architecture. Due to the historic significance, Holy Trinity was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1998. Local Historic Preservation Commission member Jim Jung has been advising us on the requirements of the Iowa State Historical Society. Local Historic Preservation Architect Dale McKinney is on board for this major Restoration/Preservation Project involving the foundation and exterior envelope of our spiritual home. Updated access for handicapped individuals is one of our goals!
Project costs are still being determined. At this time, current estimates are amounting to more than $200,000.
To help fund this project, we will be launching our Brick by Brick Capital Campaign Fund on June 4th, 2017. Each pledge will be placed in a separate account specifically set up for your donation.
In addition to the Brick by Brick Capital Campaign Fund, the Restoration Committee has been working hand in hand with local Grant Writer Larry Obermeyer. Larry’s expertise has been vital for us to apply for various grant programs. Some examples of grant programs available to Holy Trinity include the Iowa State HRDP Grant Program and our local MRHD Grant Program. We have also submitted a Letter of Intent with the National Trust for Sacred Places Grant Program.
Imagine how your timely gift to the Brick by Brick Capital Campaign Fund can help us in our Restoration Project. Let us all seize this opportunity to become inspired and realize the vision of our church founders by working together in God’s faith and confidence! Make your pledge today!
How can I pledge?:
Complete a pledge card which will be available to all Parishioners and can be found in the link below. Once you have completed filling out the card, return it to the Brick by Brick Capital Campaign or the Church Office.
For your convenience, you can also make your pledge and submit your payment through the link below and email your filled out Pledge Card to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about our Brick by Brick Capital Campaign and Restoration Project