This is your chance to win the Ultimate Family Vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We will be giving away this family prize package worth over $5,000 on June 1st. To enter and donate, click below. Each $25 donation gives you 1 entry. A $100 donations will give you 4 entries PLUS a bonus entry! EVERY dollar raised will go towards building the IMPACT Retreat Center to host our many volunteer teams that come to help serve in our city during times of disaster and throughout the year.
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Why Build A Retreat Center?
The needs are huge!!! Each week, we have an average of 2,000 people visiting our city of Myrtle Beach as a church group. Many of these churches come as a youth group, senior adults, staff training, attending concerts, marriage retreats, discipleship training, mission trips and so much more. The prices of our hotels continue to rise. Because our primary focus is volunteer teams that come to serve throughout our city, high hotel cost will eliminate the opportunity for us to recruit mission teams.
During the summer, IMPACT will host 600-700 volunteers that will serve with us all throughout the county. Our volunteer teams provide free day camps for the kids in three campgrounds: Myrtle Beach Travel Park, Apache Family Campground, and Pirateland Family Campground. In the evening times, our volunteers will offer these same day camp opportunities in the lower income communities of Myrtle Beach. The apartment complexes and communities that we currently provide ministry at are: Bay Pointe, Carver, Lauralwood, Monticello, Sandygate, Summercrest, Pipers Point, Plantation and many others.
By IMPACT owning a retreat center in the heart of Myrtle Beach, we will now have the opportunity to host many other gross that may have never worked with us before. Because we are a year around program, this will also allow us to begin hosting some of the many basketball, baseball, volleyball, and other sports teams that come to town looking for a retreat center setting of bunk rooms and group dining together.
What is the Cost?
The retreat center will be a one level, 12,000 square foot building located on 38th Ave North behind Victory Baptist Church. Inside we will have 8 individual rooms providing sleeping for 12 people in each of them. Each of the 8 rooms will also have private showers and restrooms to meet the needs of our guests.
As you enter the building, you will be welcomed into our large dining area where we can accommodate 100 people for a meal. Here we will also have a large commercial kitchen preparing up to 15 meals a week for our guests.
On the right side of the facility, we will have 3 offices to support our full time missionary staff. In the last 65 years of ministry, IMPACT has never owned a building, we have always rented office space and housing for our summer missionary staff. We will also have 3 bunk rooms to house our summer missionaries that serve the full 10 weeks of summer with us. We will have one additional bedroom in this area that can accommodate a couple to come and serve as house parents durng the summer for our summer missionaries. Outside of summer, this room can be used to sleep a host speaker that a group may bring with them or band member.
Over the last 2 years, we have been very busy casting this vision and raising the necessary funds to build the retreat center. So far, we have raised $155,000.
Building Cost: $800,000
Funds Raised: $155,000
Building Loan: $200,000
Still Need: $45,000