Family plugs $1M into Sacred Heart Church restoration

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Ramsay Ali receives cheque from Gloria Narine in the presenece of her husband Noel, daughter Soraya and son Navin
Ramsay Ali receives cheque from Gloria Narine in the presenece of her husband Noel, daughter Soraya and son Navin

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A concerned family has stepped forward to donate one million dollars towards the restoration of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, which is in dire need of additional funding for its completion.

The original wooden building was completely destroyed by fire on December 25, 2004, but restoration works which begun a while ago have been moving at a snail’s pace.

The Narine family handed over the cheque to Chairman of the Sacred Heart Rebuilding and Fund Raising Committee, Ramsay Ali on Wednesday, June 3 in the compound of the church on Main Street, Georgetown.

Although the restoration work is 80% complete, $30M more is still needed. The remaining work has come to a standstill due to lack of funds and the church has been reaching out to the public at home and abroad for further assistance.

Gloria Narine said it was a pleasure for them to support the restoration of this historic building.

Still to be completed is the floor, washroom facilities, caretaker’s quarters, landscaping, pews and other minor works.

Persons desirous of making donations towards the completion of the church’s reconstruction are asked to do so through Republic Bank Guyana Limited account # 268-496-7; Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited account # CIDA 802530; The New Building Society Ltd account #134769; Scotiabank Guyana account # 10006626; or visit the church online at: www.sacredheart.gy.

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