Sharing the love of Jesus with those in need
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." -Matthew 5:16
What We Do
516 Project, Inc is a Christian based 501c3 non-profit construction ministry based in Fredericksburg, Va. Founded in 2016. Our ministry shares the love of Jesus with people in need. At times when people are feeling overlvhelmed or defeated by their circumstances we want to be the light in the darkness helping them out of that place. Our mission is to help home owners in need of home repairs that are unable to afford or have physical barrier to completing the repairs on their own. Through partnership with area churches, localities and businesses we are able to have our volunteers help these residents by fixing leaky roofs, repairing damaged floors, ﬁxing plumbing, painting, building handicap ramps, yard clean up, house cleaning and so much more.
We are a 100% volunteer operated organization. We would love to have you join us as we serve those in need. While a majority of our workdays are focused around home repairs and construction tasks, there are plenty of other volunteer opportunities available as well. Photography, home visits, material delivery, paperwork, letter writing, marketing etc. Please feel free to contact us for current needs.
What we've been doing lately
June 3, 2018
What an amazing start to 2018 it’s been. We had a couple smaller projects in January and February. Then jumped right into planning for our May 19th workday. On Saturday May 19, 2018 we had over 100 volunteers serving at 14 different homes. Over 1,000 hours of volunteer labor in one day! Check out our Facebook page and Instagram for pictures!
A huge thanks to Chancellor Baptist for being our host church, and Pastor Eric Goforth for sharing a devotional with our teams at our morning breakfast. We were very blessed with great such amazing volunteers serving all around Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and King George. Thanks to our awesome workday sponsors that help make the day possible: Agora Coffee for sponsoring our coffee. Roberson’s Music for sponsoring and preparing our volunteer/homeowner dinner. Also a huge thanks to realtors of the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors for serving with us!
Each of our volunteers got one of our awesome t-shirts thanks to our t-shirt sponsors:
- Positive Hits PER
- Bin There Dump That – Fredericksburg
- Roberson’s Music
- Endrizzi Advertising
- Rainbow International
- Atlantic Green Plumbing
- Green Tree Realty
- Huber Motor Cars
Even with all those volunteers, there was still work to be done. Since the workday we’ve had over 20 volunteers out serving. This past week we had a youth group from Lifepoint King George out picking up trash and debris left after the work at several of the homes. We also have had volunteers working on a handicap access project in Stafford.
Homeowner, Jason, suffered a stroke 2 years ago. On the workday we were able to remove a bedroom window and turn it into a door to provide easier access. We also constructed a small wood porch outside the door. This past weekend we were back at Jason’s working on the grading and form work to install a concrete sidewalk from that porch to his driveway. Unfortunately, the rain stalled our progress. But, we plan to get back out there soon to finish pouring the concrete! Make sure you are signed up to get our email’s so you’ll be informed when we are working and you can come help.
We are so incredibly blessed by these wonderful volunteers that give of their time and efforts to love and serve our neighbors. This was our biggest single workday to date, and we are so excited and thankful for all God has done through our desire to serve. Many folks have seen the love of Jesus in there lives thanks to our volunteers!
November 11th, 2017 WorkdayNovember 14, 2017On November 11, 2017 we had an amazing time serving our community. A huge thanks to Spotswood Baptist Church for being our host church, and Pastor Rob Maddox for sharing a devotional with our teams at our morning meeting. Even with frigid temperatures, we had 38 volunteers serving at 8 different homes in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania
Ms. Adele’s Ramp is DONE!April 22, 2017Over the past two weekends we’ve been able to bless Ms. Adele by building her a handicap ramp. This is all possible because of the donations we receive and the awesome volunteers that came out to help! Approx $2500 of labor was donated to this project in the form of over 100 volunteer hours logged
Thank you for an amazing 2016April 5, 2017You get what 516 Project Is all about. It‘s not the hammers and nails. It’s not the projects or materials. It’s the love and hope offered by Jesus Christ to families in need. 2016 has been an extraordinary year for our ministry. As a 100% volunteer organization we’ve worked on the homes of nearly 20