Humanitarian Projects Needing Volunteers

Entry DateOctober 31, 2017

What is the name of the project?

Changing Hearts and Destiny (CHAD) Community Center

Organization name

True Deliverance Holiness Church

What country is the project located?

United States


Primary contact

Brian O'Neil


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US Phone Number

(334) 444-4833

Is the organization capable and agreeable to communicating several times per week during the design stage?


Explain the humanitarian need for this project and how this project can meet the need.

True Deliverance is located across the street from the largest Section 8 housing project in Auburn, AL. The community is underserved in programs related to education, parenting, vocational training and counseling.

What is the mission statement of the organization you represent?

Is to Serve Individuals and Families by Providing Various Opportunities to Build Strong Families, Youth and Communities through Outreach Ministries.

What humanitarian category does the project best fit under?

Community Center

Describe the current budget situation. Is the land owned outright? What has been spent on the project and what is the estimated remaining costs? What is the strategy for attaining outstanding funds? Please provide as many specifics as possible.

The property and existing buildings are owned outright with no existing debt. The church has a building fund and the ability to borrow the remaining amount from their local bank. The bank has all the necessary financials to underwrite the construction loan and is looking for preliminary plans and budgets to give their initial approval.

Describe the land situation. Has land been procured? Has a site been selected? Was land donated from the local government? Is a deed in-hand? Is the organization currently looking for land?

The Church owns their property free and clear. The site was purchase over 20 years ago.

What is typical price per square meter for construction in this region?


Is the organization capable of hosting (transportation, lodging, translation, safety, etc.) designer site visits? Design teams typically consist of 2-6 people and stay for 7 days.


What are the specific program desires for the project. How many buildings, stories, and floor plan square meters? Provide a detailed list of rooms desired and their specific intent.

Two story multi-use facility with a gymnasium, classrooms, offices, fitness center, computer lab, kitchen and conference rooms (see sketches). Approximately 14,400 sf in size. Likely a metal building with brick veneer.

Provide any additional information that should be considered.

Brian O'Neil with Third Lens can provide further detail.

Explain the desired timeline from the project. When do you hope to start and finish construction? Will construction occur in phases?

Schematic Design Development and Conceptual Pricing: 0-3 months
Construction Documents, Contractor Selection and Final Bank Approval: 3-6 months
Begin Construction: month 7

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