For the past two months we have been in negotiation with a buyer for our house in Akron, Ohio. It has been on the market for 16 months. We thought we were nearing a final agreement when surprise hit. We knew our old two-story wooden garage had always been a weak point in our house. The garage door never worked, the structure was listing to the left, and had mold growing throughout the panelling.
According to the buyer's loan requirements the house simply could not be sold without the garage being demolished and cleared. As we began to receive quotes via e-mail for the cost of a demolition of a two story garage the prices were so expensive. What were we to do and how could we try to manage this situation on the other side of the planet?
We contacted our church in Akron Westminster Presbyterian Church and said,"We need help." Within just a few days a work team had been established, notice went out to request volunteers at the church, a dumpster had been rented at a discounted price, a min-excavator was available for hauling of debris and concrete.
Saturday morning several volunteers from WPC arrived early in the morning with sledgehammers and able hands to "Demolish for God's Glory." We were told the garage was demolished and cleared in less than 3 hours.
We are grateful and thankful to all the members of WPC who donated their time, muscles, and equipment to bring down our old garage. It seems to exemplify perhaps one aspect of the purpose of the church: to love and care for members of its congregation. Thank-you WPC.