Grant Helps Madison & Rose Park UMC Charge
DECEMBER 23, 2019 – Our Grants For Youth Groups program gave us the opportunity to help the Madison & Rose Park Charge in Madison, VA in building two new playground sets for their communities.
The Madison & Rose Park church youth group, though small with only seven students, took on the task of replacing the 30 year old playground equipment at both churches. The Methodist Men’s group removed the playground equipment after the congregation and community deemed it to be unsafe for further use. The playground at Madison is conveniently located on the south end of Main St and is designated on the map as a community playground filling the need for families with children a safe place to play.
Through their own fundraising efforts such as hosting a chili bingo night, pumpkin pie sales, yard sales, and some help from other sources along with the grant, they were able to afford the new playgrounds. In addition to the community receiving new playground equipment, the construction project helped one of their youth attain Eagle Scout status – for his efforts in site prep and playground assembly.
This was a large undertaking for such a small community, but with their hard work and help from around the denomination, the youth group completed their task. The connection between the two churches and the new playgrounds being local community centers will impact the families in Madison and Rose Park for years to come.
We would like to thank the Madison & Rose Park churches for working with us in promoting the Grants For Youth Group Program, and we thank them for their dedication to carrying out the work of Jesus Christ!
If your church youth group needs some funds for mission work or a special project, please let us know! We grant up to $500 once per seasonal quarter, and some quarters we will select multiple partial recipients. The deadlines for applications are May 31 (Spring), August 31 (Summer), Fall (November 30), and February 28 (Winter). Apply below!
Posted by Parker Eads in Community Testimonials.