Following the success of our June 2023 "Raise the Roof" Fundraiser, we signed a contract with MAS Roofing and Siding Compan, a local company, to replace the decking and shingles this year. They have been supporters of the Tabernacle since the beginning of this journey and we are looking forward to working with them.
The new roof is a huge step, but there's still more work to do. Some of the next steps include repairing the crumbling foundation, replacing windows, repairing rotten wood siding and doors, and then rebuilding the stage. We are still going to need your help fundraising and your donations. Also, if you have grant writing experience, we would love your help. Reach out and contact us.
The Stephenson County community has been so supportive in the past. They love this building and it's a one-of-a-kind jewel in Illinois. In addition to your donations, here's a sampling of ways you could help.
The Save the Tabernacle group wishes to thank the hundreds of people who have already provided financial support for the Save and Revive the Oakdale Tabernacle effort. Several large contributions from end of year IRA Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s), memorial gifts, and organizational donations have also bolstered our fund raising dramatically.
100 Women Who Care of Stephenson County was one of our first supporters. One of our next steps is to look for more funding through grants. If you have experience, please let us know and consider donating your time to help in this way.
With your help and tax-deductible financial, donated material, or labor support, the Tabernacle at the Oakdale Nature Preserve can once again host educational programs, concerts, plays, weddings, family reunions, religious services, and public forums in one of the largest open space auditoriums in northwest Illinois.
Please consider a check/cash donation, a donation from an IRA, a gift from a family trust, a memorial contribution for a friend or loved one, a multi-year pledge, or including Save the Tabernacle, Inc. as part of your final bequest. We're happy to help with any of these giving avenues and THANK YOU for your giving!