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Help WIHS with Projects

WIHS would like to let you know about some special projects we want or need to accomplish. Prayerfully consider helping WIHS financially. Perhaps God has blessed your life in such a way that you can underwrite the cost of an entire project. That would be wonderful! Or maybe you'd like to assist, as God enables you, by contributing toward a particular project that will help us on our way. Either way, when you send your designated gift, be sure to indicate which project you're supporting.

How to Donate – You may donate to any of these projects by...

1) Mailing a check to WIHS at the address on the Contact Us page, or

2) Using a credit/debit card on the secure WIHS donation page.

Either way, please be sure to designate which project you are giving towards on the memo line of your check or in the notes section of the donation page.

Thank you for your prayers and financial support! Check back to see how the projects are progressing!

Here is our project list with further details about each item listed below the grid...

Project Estimated Cost Received Thus Far
Antenna Project $20,000 $12,403
Deck Repair  Completed! $2,000 $2,000
New Event Displays $2,500 $100
Print Publicity Improvements $4,000 $0
Lobby Water Leak Repairs $6,000 $2,800

Antenna Project – The first antenna WIHS had was put in service when the station started broadcast operations in 1969. It was located atop a telephone pole on Round Hill Road in Middletown. In 1989, the second antenna was installed on a 65-foot tower located at the highest point on Round Hill. It greatly improved the WIHS coverage area. That antenna has served the station ever since. The 27-year old antenna is nearing the end of it's expected lifespan. We are so thankful for a friend of WIHS who has graciously donated a $10,000 gift which will pay for the new antenna. The anticipated installation costs will require another $10,000 in order for us to proceed with the installation. Ask God if He would have you join our effort to raise the rest of the funds we'll need to complete the project. Any amount, large or small, will help us reach the goal! Mark your gift "WIHS Antenna Project"

New Event Displays – WIHS is often "out and about" at churches and Christian events and would like to purchase two different sized event displays to use at larger and smaller venues.

Print Publicity Improvements – We'd like to upgrade the quality of the WIHS Good News letter and Invitation To Listen cards. WIHS prints thousands of these pieces each year and we'd like them to have a more polished appearance.

Lobby Water Leak Repairs – Water currently leaks in the WIHS lobby in two different locations, and is doing damage to the paint and woodwork. We need to make repairs very soon to not only stop further damage, but also to prevent any further leaks.

WIHS Deck Repairs Completed!

Over many years of being in New England weather, the deck off the south side of WIHS had fallen into disrepair and become unsafe. Last fall, WIHS Property Manager, Ray Bennett and members of his family went to work removing damaged planks from the deck and replacing them with brand new pressure treated wood. Likewise, railing caps were replaced with pressure treated wood. Changes were also made to the staircase so that it now sits securely on the concrete pad beneath it. In the late Spring, Ray applied a fresh coat of stain to the entire structure. Look at the pictures of the deck to see the completed work and impressive transformation!

We are most thankful that the project was underwritten through a gift from a listener on Long Island!

We praise God for members of the Bennett family that provided the labor for the repairs at no cost to WIHS!

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Updated: February 08, 2017