Details on Sanctuary Community Action Building Project

The current facility located at 302 S Market St is the former Danville Church of Christ structure and no longer provides adequate and accessible space for services offered by the various agencies serving the community. As you well know, public facilities must be handicap accessible. The current building is over 117 years old and was evaluated by structural and HVAC engineers and deemed not financially feasible to upgrade it to meet code.

The ‘yellow’ house, located next door to the current facility, became available and was donated to Sanctuary Community Action by Mark Ramser, local community benefactor, for consideration of upgrading our service facility.

This project includes remodeling of the donated house located at 304 S. Market Street at a projected cost of $180,000 and the construction of a new facility for Danville Branch of Interchurch directly behind the existing house at 304 S. Market Street with anticipated cost of another $150,000.

This project will be completed in two phases with the remodeling being done first, followed by the construction of the new site. When both structures are completed, the current church structure will be torn down and additional parking and attractive green space will be developed. Demolition and developing of parking area and green space is anticipated to cost $50,000. 

The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County has awarded Sanctuary Community Action a matching grant of $60,000 toward the project.  This grant will greatly assist with the estimated cost of $420,000 for the entire project. 

Mark Ramser, area businessman and Phyliss Colopy, manager of Danville branch First Knox National Bank, are fund campaign chairs for the full project. Local contractors licensed by the state for commercial construction have been selected to do the work. Contracts have been awarded and work is complete on the remodeling of the yellow house--Don Hawk, local farmer, is project coordinator and knowledgeable in details related to this type of project; Alvin Yoder was general contractor; Mickley Plumbing and Htg is contracted for plumbing and heating; Buckingham Electric is electrical contractor; Ray Yoder is contractor for replacement of roof; North Central Insulation will be doing the whole house insulation; Holmes Siding will be installing windows and exterior doors and all the vinyl siding and gutters. Don Hawk has spent unmentionable number of hours getting this project coordinated and as well as daily monitoring. 

The ‘yellow’ house--now white--has undergone a total facelift—new heating, plumbing, wiring, energy efficient windows, re-designed interior to accommodate medical services, handicap restrooms on both floors, offices for agency’s services, new roof as well as installation of a lift or modified elevator for accessibility to the second floor service area. The facility is fully handicap accessible.

Remodeling of the house is complete and opened as Sanctuary Community Action Service Center on August 1, 2011. The second phase—new facility for Danville Interchurch, an agency with direct service in the community will be open by the end of September. Your continued financial support will make this a reality. As of September 1, 2011, the generous contributions of individuals, businesses, churches, service clubs and organizations and the grants have helped us reach $324,874 of the estimated cost of $420,000. No state or federal funds will be used in this project.  It will be YOUR facility by your direct involvement in its completion. If you would like more information, please give Barb Mickley, Director of Programs, a call at 599-7224.

We welcome, and need, your support and involvement in this project. You may send your contribution to Sanctuary Community Action Building Fund, P O Box 505, Danville OH 43014.

 To accommodate your financial contribution, please print the following form and mail directly to:

Sanctuary Community Action Building Fund, P O Box 505, Danville OH 43014 or you may drop off your contribution to Danville Branch First Knox National Bank, Danville.


  I would like to support Sanctuary Community Action’s Building Project.

 Enclosed is my donation of:   ___$50      ___$75   ___$100   ____$500

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Please make checks payable to: Sanctuary Community Action Building Fund and mail to: P O Box 505, Danville OH 43014

 You may also drop your donation off at Danville First Knox National Bank to the attention of Phyliss Colopy.

 Sanctuary Community Action is a nonprofit 501C3 and your contribution is tax deductible.  You will receive a tax deductible receipt.

 Thank you for your support.