We've been sharing the last several months about a special project we are currently raising for. Below is the informational letter we sent out to supporter about this project. TO GIVE TO THIS PROJECT, select "Make a Donation" below and click "Phase 1" in the give section.
Oil Belt is committed to the advancement of children in their spiritual lives. Our founders created the camp to meet that need and the camp exists for that purpose today…never moving from that emphasis.
Making Oil Belt An Even Safer Place in 2018
We currently have the following safety procedures in place:
übackground checks for all faculty and staff
ücompliance with smoke and fire standards in all buildings
üemergency evacuation procedures and policies in place
üfocusing vehicle traffic to the main entrance
üvisitor check-in and identified on campus by wearing yellow badges.
As we move into the future, the board has developed a plan to make Oil Belt An Even Safer Place for children and youth to experience Jesus. The camp board with the guidance of representatives from the Clay County ESDA, Flora Police Department, Fire Equipment Service & Sales, Clay County Sheriff Department and Security Alarm Corporation have developed a multi-phased plan to take the camp’s monitoring systems, security and alarms to state of the art.
Phase 1 – $16,000 Great News – The Ministry Brands Foundation has provided a grant for $13,100 toward the completion of Phase 1!
Updating Fire alarms and alert systems in Activity Building, Cafeteria, Boy’s Dorm & Girl’s Dorm
All the new systems operate on Wi-Fi which will become campus wide
Phase 2 – $25,000
Installing credential locks & intrusion systems on Activity Building, Cafeteria, Boy’s Dorm & Girl’s Dorm
Security cameras installed at entrances
Driveway Alarms at entrances
Phase 3 – $25,000
Updating Fire alarms, alert systems, intrusion systems at cabin retreat area
Signage on buildings with names, doors/entrances numbered
Install Lighting and Thermostat controls thru Activity Building, Cafeteria, Boy’s Dorm, Girl’s Dorm and 3 cabins
The goal of our 2017 End of Year Appeal is to raise funds to complete the remaining balance of phase 1 and complete funds for the remaining two phases of our safety update. Your gift helps Oil Belt to keep doing what it is doing: “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ through the teaching of God’s Word.”
I encourage you to make a gift for what Oil Belt will do for kids next year and thus contribute to the continuous cycle of improvement that is imperative to telling the story of Jesus. A donation of any amount will make a significant difference. We only ask that you give from your heart and that you give to the best of your ability. Thank you for your consideration of this important fund-raising effort!