Media Coverage

Lynchburg News & Advance – July 15, 2018 Front Page

WSET ABC-TV Channel 13 – News aired July 24 & 25, 2018

WDBJ CBS-TV Channel 7 – News aired August 1, 2018

 

Highlights

  • Oct. 27, 2017: Virginia State Corporation Commission approved formation of Our Father’s House as a corporation
  • Oct. 27, 2017: Established website
  • Nov. 9, 2017:  Held first board of directors meeting
  • Dec. 6, 2017:  IRS granted nonprofit tax-exempt charitable organization status [IRS 501(c)(3)]
  • Dec. 21, 2017:  Opened business bank account
  • Dec. 23, 2017:  Setup online donations
  • Jan. 18, 2018: Received & approved Our Father’s House logo
  • Jan. 19, 2018: PayPal Giving Fund verified our nonprofit status & now processes credit card payments FREE
  • Jan. 22, 2018: Developed House operational policies (including: House Manager Responsibilities, Guest Rules & Requirements, Initial Contact Form, Guest Liability Release Form)
  • Jan. 25, 2018: Finalized Business Plan
  • Jan. 26, 2018: Received notice of compliance with Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law – we can now initiate discussions with potential donors
  • Feb. 2, 2018: Reached fundraising milestone to begin looking for rental property
  • Feb. 6, 2018: Began working with property managers looking for home
  • Feb. 8, 2018: God is providing furnishings for home – received new beds, mattresses, microwave, cookware today! Thanks to WarmStreets ministry
  • Feb. 9, 2018: A friend committed to buy all new bed linens and other items
  • Feb. 16, 2018: Found a home that meets our requirements and Lynchburg code requirements for group homes
  • Feb. 19, 2018: Rental application approved
  • Feb. 23, 2018: Signed house rental lease!
  • Mar. 1, 2018: Took occupancy of transition home
  • Mar. 2, 2018: Seven men volunteered and cleaned all day; homeowner provided all new appliances
  • Mar. 3, 2018: Moved all furniture in – now ready to serve
  • Mar. 7, 2018: House manager moved in
  • Mar. 9, 2018: First program participant moved in
  • Mar. 9, 2018: Virginia retail sales tax exemption granted
  • April 1, 2018: Easter Sunday – Several thousand people heard Zach’s testimony during Thomas Road Baptist Church worship services. Glory to God.