Pine Forge Academy (PA) Project
The Pine Forge Academy (PA) Project is one of our many efforts based in North America. Each year, Maranatha works with organizations in the United States and Canada to provide volunteer labor for various construction or renovation projects.
The school is a 72-year-old institution established in 1946. It sits on historical property once owned by Thomas Rutter, an abolitionist iron miller, which was deeded to him by William Penn in the early 1700’s. Several of the original buildings still remain on the campus, including the Manor House, where it is said that George Washington once rested. Additionally, the property was used during the closing days of slavery as a terminal for the Underground Railroad. These sites have been designated as official projects of Save American’s Treasures and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Volunteers will help with renovations on the North Hall, a 2,000 square feet building requiring exterior and interior renovations. This includes masonry work, exterior painting, rebuild and replace front and rear 20-25 foot awnings, rebuild a rear staircase, and replace 30 windows. Skilled workers and helpers needed!
COMPLETED: Painted 12 rooms and 2 hallways, laid flooring in 5 rooms, put baseboard in all rooms with new flooring in bathroom, painted the sign outside, painted outside window frames and covered 6 windows with cement boards, framed and painted. Rebuild and shingled the eyebrow on side of building, put new roof on electrical building, caulked and painted the two gable ends.