In 1847, a group of enslaved Africans started the church we know today as Pitts Chapel UMC. Their building, built in 1911, is in need of major repairs totaling $250,000. Recently we heard from Rev. Tracey Wolff that Gibson Chapel, another historically black church was demolished in the last several month, and we don’t want to see Pitts fall to that fate.
We want to send a check from NACC to Pitts Chapel for $10,000, so the Justice Collaborative has committed to a matching challenge grant of $5,000 from Unitrust funds. So far, we are at just over $1,000! The matching challenge runs through the end of July!
Make your contribution by noting Pitts Chapel in the memo line on PayPal or by mailing a check. Everything received through the end of July will be collected and matched and then sent to Pitts Chapel.
PayPal online donation: https://www.paypal.me/natlave
Mail Check to: 1515 S. National Ave. | Springfield, MO 65804
To read more and see more pictures, check out THIS piece in the Springfield News-Leader.