Currently, the Board of Directors of the Rye Foundation is making funding decisions about several projects aimed at helping children and youth:
Billy Graham Exhibit, Raleigh
The North Carolina Museum of History asked the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to design a special exhibit on the life and ministry of Mr. Graham. Over 60,000 school children and their teachers are expected to tour the multi-media displays. It will officially open during the week of Mr. Graham’s 97th birthday.
Iredell-Statesville Schools Bible Association, Statesville
An elective course on the Bible is now taught to 400 students in five area high schools. Businesses and civic leaders provide funding for Bibles and other curriculum materials.
Recently, the leader of the Monticello School–which targets students with discipline problems–requested that the course be added to its schedule.
American Hero Project, Winston-Salem
Plans are underway for 93 churches to cooperate in building a 1,358 square foot home for a wounded veteran. A committee is actively working to mobilize volunteers for the project. The Foundation’s possible interest is in helping to provide a children’s room or playground.
Camp Vandemere, Vandemere
Owned and operated by the Original Free Will Baptists, Camp Vandemere suffered devastating damage during Hurricane Irene. Three new buildings have been erected, and camp officials expect 1,000 children next summer. One of the top priorities of the Rye Foundation is helping to rebuild the camp.