year WCF provided a grant of over $35,000 to the COPT volunteer project
team to address much needed repairs and improvements at the Clermont
facility. The property is home to the Clermont ecclesia and also
includes a residence. The property was terraced to control water runoff;
a retaining wall was installed to increase the area of usable land and a
proper walkway was laid to accommodate infirm members. Sanitary
improvements, garden plots and accommodations for a resident caretaker
were also part of the overall plan. After some deliberation it was
deemed best to build a new structure on leased land to house the
Clermont Good News Centre, rather than repair the existing building.
Pictured above is the new building fronting the street and protected by
the surrounding retaining wall. Three young friends look forward to this
welcome addition to their community. Many thanks are extended to
Brother Grant Larsen — project supervisor and master builder — together with
his team of dedicated volunteers!