House renovation in progress!

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We are into the final week of the house renovation project on a house in downtown Forney. We've leveled the foundation (10" low in one corner!), redone the kitchen, replaced siding…etc. It will need a new roof, major plumbing and electrical work and lots of interior fixes. This is the home of an elderly lady who keeps the house beautifully, but fights the leaking roof and rotting floors, and leaking pipes…

The budget for this project is about $18,000, and the work is extensive. This is truly a cooperative project, as all the partners of FCM are pitching in with their respective talents and abilities.

The Community Life Church (CLife) - ReBuild Team is taking a major role in the project, while Connect Church, Sharing the Love Foundation, Hunger Relief Ministries, Fellowship Church and the Lions Club are all helping with various aspects, including hands-on volunteering.

Please join us if you want to help! You can Donate via the button on this page, or volunteer your time (just let us know when you're available!).

If anyone has time during the week this week we would like to finish installing the counter top (need 3, day or evening) and the underpinning (need 4, day or early evening).

Thursday, 10/22/20:
Paint remainder of ceilings (Hall, bathroom, and bedrooms)
Float Kitchen Floor
Lay Kitchen Floor
Transition strip, kitchen/living room
Baseboard Kitchen

Friday, 10/23/20:

Possibly do trees Friday afternoon
Float Bathroom Floor
Lay Bathroom Floor
Baseboard Bathroom

Saturday, October 24th, 8AM (12 to 16 volunteers needed)
Yard work
Finish paint outside of house (ladder work)
Complete Painting (Fascia, soffit, corners, and other trim.)
Finish Touch-Up Painting Exterior
Cut cedar tree and dead trees near the house

Forney ISD School Backpacks and Uniforms

Our Forney ISD students need school supplies and uniforms! With Forney ISD's leadership, FCM is bringing the backpacks and uniforms effort together into one big, cooperative effort.

  • 300 backpacks were purchased and given away at the Forney ISD Resource Fair. But 1,000 more are needed!! Please consider a donation through the Donate button on this site to help us recoup this cost, and give a student a backpack full of supplies, with items for the appropriate grades in school. A pack of supplies costs about $40 per student.
  • Donated (recycled) uniforms help a lot…so please donate your gently used, washed and good condition uniforms at the Presbyterian Church of Forney. Because of COVID-19, the supply of recycled uniforms is limited compared to prior years.
  • A week's worth of new school uniform tops and bottoms can be purchased for $80. Please consider a donation of your funds through the Donate button on this site to make this happen!
  • Both a backpack of school supplies and a week's worth of uniforms can be purchased for $120 per student. Please consider adopting a student with your financial support through the Donate button on this site.
With your donation, FCM's partner organizations will put together, coordinate and deliver these customized backpacks and uniforms to the students. These are not just eleemosynary activities, as FCM's partner organizations donate right along with you!

Thank you to Stiky Ribz BBQ and Infinity Air for their generous $3,500 donation to this program!!

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Utilities & Rent Assistance

FCM frequently receives a growing number of requests for utilities and rent assistance. Many of these come through Forney ISD, as the teachers and counselors learn about troubles at home. Frequently, the assistance needed is more than $500, and other needs are present also. Needless to say, this requires money to overcome the problem. But we can only give from what we have available via donations from people like you.

If you would like to help FCM meet these needs, please use the "Donate" button below, and direct it to "Utilities & Rent Assistance". We thank you for your contributions. FCM does its best to verify the authenticity of the need, and makes a personal visit with the recipients of assistance.

ALL of the funds donated go to the cause specified, and are tax deductible. Funding for FCM overhead is managed through donations from its Board of Directors.

All funds received by Forney Community Ministries go directly to their designated purpose. Since FCM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all donations are fully tax deductible.

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Please contact us via email or voicemail at 469-389-2520
Address: PO Box 61, Forney, TX 75126
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