Giving Tuesday: A Day to Give Back
Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On Giving Tuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar. Giving Tuesday is the opening day of the giving season.
You may have noticed, things have been changing around here at Blue Lake. We have unveiled a new website, we have roofing at Pinewood and Oakwood, continuous updates are occurring to our internet infrastructure, as well as other large and small updates to our entire property to numerous to count. None of these updates are possible here, without YOUR HELP! This year we asking for your specific help with our Scholarship Fund and Roofing Fund.
Each year as our scholarship applicants increase, the strains on our budget also increase. Our desire is that no child would be turned away from a life changing experience here at Blue Lake because of money. Due to the extraordinary destruction caused in our conference by Hurricane Michael, we are expecting an additional need of $10,000 for this summer's scholarship fund. Any amount you can give will help a child in need come to camp!
This year we have been able to begin replacing many of our asphalt shingle roofs with more durable metal sheet roofing. These new roofs are expected to last over 40 - 70 years compared to a traditional asphalt shingles that last 12 - 20. Although we have covered our largest building, all of the cabins at Pinewood as well as the John Lane building still need to have their roofs replaced. Our estimated cost per cabin is $5,000. We currently have almost $14,000 in our fund but we will need an estimated $45,000 to protect every cabin for years to come. Consider donating today!
Ways to give:
Mail a check to:
Blue Lake Camp
8500 Oakwood Lane
Andalusia, Alabama 36420
Follow this link:
Finally, we understand that money can be very tight during this time of year. If you can't donate monetarily but have skills and abilities you believe could help Blue Lake please don't hesitate to reach out. We love volunteers and appreciate all the help they provide!