2021 Campus Update Appeal
Greetings Parishioners and School Families,
Here we are, at the end of 2020, and what a year it has been! I want to invite your support in helping accomplish two larger updates for our campus: a GPS Ionization System and an updated Dimming System for the interior lighting in our church building.
Campus-wide Ionization System - A GPS Ionization system is designed to improve air quality. This newer technology has demonstrated many benefits and is increasingly recommended by professionals. We would like to take advantage of this technology for our school and church facilities. Pollutants, dust, dander, pollen, smoke, and even pathogens such as mold, viruses and bacteria are often in the air we breathe, even when we don’t see them. Ionization technology safely creates and releases positive and negative ions into the airstream using an existing ventilation system. When these ions disperse throughout a space, they seek out and form bonds with particles in the air and they begin to cluster. The larger a cluster of particles becomes, the easier it is to safely filter it out of the air. This process is proven to be both safe and effective. The GPS Ionization System also reduces the need of outside air for our venting system which provides energy savings in addition to the above benefits.
This system’s benefits, while especially important now in the time of COVID-19, will have a lasting impact for our students and parishioners. We will be able to install these systems on our entire campus for less than $50,000.
Church Interior Light Dimming System - Over the year’s we have been replacing our lights within the church to utilize more energy efficient LED lights. Our current system is outdated and incompatible with LED lights. The plan to upgrade our dimming system was anticipated and we are now at a point to take action. The total cost of this replacement is $22,500.
Support - The total cost for Saint Rose to accomplish both of these projects will be approximately $70,000. With that being said, we are conscious that this year has brought hardship and financial challenges to many, and that not all of our parishioners are in a position to support these projects. For those who are in a position to donate, we would like to ask for your support. We will not host a Moonlight and Roses event this spring due to COVID and would invite those who typically sponsor or donate to consider this appeal instead.
Our Parish and School leadership, Finance Council and Building and Grounds Committee believe these projects are important and worth the investment. It is our hope to continue to provide our students and parishioners with a safe and holy atmosphere. Thank you for your prayerful consideration and support.
Your companion on the journey,