When you donate to the 1790 Fund, you support the restoration and maintenance of The Church of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Locust Grove Cemetery and the development of Heritage Preserve retreat center so that we can continue to offer special Masses, host retreats, and develop other spiritual experiences.
But your financial support does so much more!
You are restoring the sacred place where our forefathers of faith settled over 200 years ago so that a new generation can encounter the Lord in a peaceful and spiritual setting away from our busy, distracted lives.
Because of our generous donors, we have completed the initial phase of restorations and repainting of the Church of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary as well as the repair and straightening of the gravestones at Locust Grove Cemetery - but there is much more to do!
We do not receive funding from the Archdiocese of Atlanta and are totally dependent upon the support of you and other donors as we continue this project.
In addition to daily upkeep, maintenance, and operation needs, we need your help with the following projects:
Restore original floors
Paint interior of church
Refinish banisters and wainscoting
Add period-appropriate shutters
Install period-appropriate lighting
Repair brick wall along driveway
Install a restroom near the church
Clean and repair headstones at Purification Cemetery