Capital Campaign

Architectural rendering of our planned safe home

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Progress: $487,000 of $1,200,000

Note: The progress bar is updated manually, so your donation will not appear immediately. Also, the bar includes a land donation of $187,000.

2012 sparked the initiation of a fundraising campaign to raise the funds necessary to construct a Refuge safe-home. We are in need of your assistance in providing the funds to make this dream a reality. Over the next 12 months Refuge will be raising funds for construction and operation cost (approximately $1.2 million).

Please donate on our Donate page (be sure "Capital Campaign" is selected), or mail your check with "Capital Campaign" in the memo line. Then check back here to see our progress towards our $1.2 million goal!

500 Puzzle Piece Challenge

Refuge of Light is asking 500 churches, Sunday School groups, civic organizations and individuals to make a $2,500 donation to continue raising funds to achieve our goal of raising $1.2 million to build, furnish and provide the amenities for a safe-home in Texas. The home will provide long-term placement for young girls rescued out of a life where they have been victimized by commercial sexual exploitation (sex trafficking). This Refuge will give them a hope for a new future filled with mentorship opportunities, counseling, medical assistance, on-site education, pet therapy and a variety of ways in which they can witness the love of Christ through everyday opportunities.

Each church, group or individual that donates $2,500 will be assigned a place of honor on our donors wall in the Refuge Prayer Garden.

Thanks to these donors so far!

  • Jerry & Jackie Waldon
  • Mary Barnhart
  • Robert & Merrell Blackwell
  • David & Barbara Baker
  • Sherif & Juanita Sharawi
  • Wesley & Kristi Smith
  • Soma Church of Tyler
  • Travis & Tamra Pierce
  • Living Acts Church - Tyler
  • CrossPointe Community Church - Tyler
  • Flint Baptist Church
  • Jim & Donna McCullin
  • Chris & Missy Zivney (in memory of Angela, Kimberly, Morgan, Patrick, Derek, Jason, Joshua, Haven, Josh, Joshua, Michael, Christopher, Kris, Craig, Boston, Chandler "Jimmy", Brad, Adam, & Catie)
  • Erik & Randi Owens
  • Jim Wellman
  • Pruitt Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Church of Palestine
  • Jayson & Bev Chandler
  • Rae, Sherrie, Makenzie & Madison Moore
  • The Fritz Hager, Jr Family
  • Jason & Rebecca Smith
  • Bethel Bible Church of Tyler
  • Paul & Barbara Waldon (in memory of Arvis & Virginia Waldon)
  • Angela Woodard
  • Mark & Paula Brookshire
  • Carol & Mac McGarah (in honor of Dave & Helen Kemptner)
  • First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City
  • Drs. Warren & Ann Abrameit
  • Stone Oak Ranch
  • Green Acres Baptist Church
  • Event & Company
  • A Touch of Nature
  • Mike & Norma Mullican
  • Anonymous
  • Evangelistic Temple - Palestine
  • First Baptist Church of Boerne
  • Kerry (Pat) & Vickie Jackson
  • Jim Mullen & Family
  • The 5 Dragon Daughter/Seriously Productions
  • Marvin United Methodist Church, Green Acres Baptist Church, Grace Community - Tyler Area College Ministries
  • Southside Baptist Church - Palestine