Westview continues to have projects for which we request financial assistance. A few of those current projects are:
We make our vans last as long as safely possible, but we now need to replace two of our vans for our homes. These vehicles are used to transport boys many miles each year. We have a source for the vans; we need a person or group to fund these replacements. They will cost $39,500 each.
This container will be used to protect and store ropes course ropes from the elements when not in use. It will also serve as a storage space for various shooting sports targets and equipment and Frisbee Golf discs when they are not in use. This project will cost $2,500.
As a part of its ongoing Restoration Project, Westview is remodeling the laundry rooms in three of its houses to improve and modernize them. Each of these remodels will cost $16,500.
This facility would provide one State Fire Marshal approved, external, storm shelter for those staying at Park and/or Molloy House. $18,500 will fund this project.
On the farm that provides experience and revenue for our young men, Westview needs to drill and connect three replacement wells to supply a 160-acre irrigation pivot. We have secured half of the funding; the remainder to be funded is $20,000.
To increase its potential to help families in hard places, and especially foster families, Westview plans to increase its counseling staff for Westview Family Services. To fund this for one year will require $45,000. The position will be self-funding in ensuring years.
These facilities would provide for a wide range of activities for our young men and staff. These facilities are intended for the use of air rifles and air pistols, as well as shooting clays with a shotgun. In the past, young men from Westview have competed in various state 4-H shooting sports events and have represented Oklahoma at the 4-H National Shooting Sports Contest in Grand Island, Nebraska. Several of our staff members have been trained to teach shooting skills, and are working with both young men from Westview and youth from the Hollis community. Further, one staff member is a former law enforcement officer who has received extensive firearms training. With the training these individuals have received, we are well suited to provide firearms training for boys who are in our program. The budget here varies with the size of the facility we might create.
More than ever, the work that Westview does is important to the world in which we live. With our diverse program, there are many ways that individuals, groups, congregations, and businesses can help this work continue. Since Westview Boys’ Home is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the gifts you give may produce substantial tax savings for you (or your organization) as well.