At the beginning of 2016 the construction of “Father Gheorghe Calciu Dumitreasa Center” were started and by the beginning of 2017 the Occupancy Permit was granted by the Montgomery County Permitting Services.
“Father George Calciu Dumitreasa” Center has a total area of 2,400 sq ft and will be composed of an entrance hall, a church (920 sq ft) formed in the central part (nave) and the Holy Altar, the room dedicated to Father Calciu (420 sqft ) as well as sanitary and janitorial groups. Father Calciu’s room is specially fitted with objects, pictures and documents that represent the life and spiritual legacy left by the him. After the construction of the final church, this temporary church will be entirely transformed into a center dedicated to Father Calciu.
The total estimated costs of this project, at the beginning of 2016, was $ 650,000 which, by the end of the project went up to $ 850,000. A summary of the source of income/expenses is bellow:
BELLOW YOU WILL FIND DIFFERENT PHOTOS/VIDEO/INFO AS PRESENTED BEFORE AND DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS.
a) Completion of the SWM Bio-retention Facility, a basin that collects rainwater. In the following days will be planted trees / vegetation that will cover this collection basin.
Over the past two weeks, we have continued construction work, especially related to the connection of the property to public water. The connection work is completed at a rate of 70% and we envisage its completion by the end of next week.ROMANIAN FESTIVAL is planned for AUTUMN from September 30-October 2, 2016 and all forces are concentrated to prepare for this event. Please give us a helping hand in promoting the Festival, it is a very important source of income for the completion of Father Calciu Center.From a financial standpoint, this week we paid $ 51.000, half the amount due to Deneau Company in charge with water connection. The next due date for the remaining balance of $ 51,000 is October 10th, 2016 although the remaining balance into our accounts is only $ 35,000. Therefore, your donations are needed more than ever. Special thanks to those who joined our project during the last couple of weeks.We ask all of you who have the possibility to help to do so! We know and acknowledge that without the work of God in the hearts of each of us, the rise of this church is not possible. May the Lord bless you!
By the mercy of God, the concrete slab was poured earlier this week. Although this part of the project was very long and very costly for our community ($ 60,000), we are glad that it has been completed! This concrete slab was necessary for this project and for any other future construction projects like “Moldovita at Washington DC”. Glory to God for all!