There are a couple ways to give towards the ministries of YWAM St.Croix.
1. Towards a specific ministry. You can specify that you would like to donate towards Children Ministry, King's Kids, Sports, etc and the money will go in that ministry.
2. A general donation. Undesignated donations will go towards whatever the current greatest needs are.
3. A specific project or need. Below is a list of some of the current projects and needs. You can give towards a specific need on the list! It can be the total amount needed or whatever number you have to give.
Computers and Monitors - Funded!
In the past, most of our computers have been given to us. At the moment, we are down to two computers in the office. But through gracious giving we are now able to purchase monitors for the office, and one computer to be used with our sound system in the Great House (for lyrics and video).
Sound Equipment - Funded!
We replaced a large amount of our sound equipment in the great room! The majority of the old equipment only worked partially or intermittently. Our monitors were 15+ years old, some other things were water damaged from the storm, and others were damaged during a power surge from a lightening strike. We were able to replace speakers, monitors, cables, and our mixer! Thank you for your generosity!
Summer Camp Scholarships- $25 - $150
Every summer we run 3-4 weeks of summer camps. We run 1-2 weeks of a VBS style day camp called Jericho Kids. Each year we sponsor approx 90% of the camp fees for a group of kids from the housing project that we work with. We rely on donors to help cover our costs so that these kids can attend camp. For many, it is the highlight of their entire year! $25 will sponsor a child for a week! King's Kids is a one week overnight camp. This is for kids who are ready for more intensive discipleship! $150 sponsors one child for the week!
Basketball Court Resurfacing- $4,500
Our basketball court gets used at least three nights a week with local guys coming to play; as well as with camps, teams, schools, and our staff. Between the use and the weather, the surface has completely worn through in several spots and is getting there in many more. It has been 15 years since it was last coated. We would love to be able to level the low areas to stop water pooling, resurface it with a protective coating, and a new paint job.
Pool repair- $
The pool is a huge ministry tool that we don't want to lose. It is a highlight for teams, campers, and volunteers alike. In the past 6 years we have done some major renovations on the pool area and plumbing. However we are still leaking water. After the Hurricane it also sat empty for 5 months as we had no power, so all the paint came off, or is coming off. So with the advisement of several pros, we are planning on putting in a pool liner that will resolve our leak problem and lasts far longer than repainting.
Student Center Exterior- $
Our student center is almost done! This second story addition houses our classroom, library, and prayer room. The last major part to be completed is plastering the exterior! This has to be done before we have the final inspection and occupancy permit.