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September 20, 2017

Friends,

You know all about Priests for Life’s move to our new Florida headquarters.

You know the reasons for the move:

1. Getting us out of a high-rent contract and into a building Priests for Life owns.  This will save Priests for Life roughly $500,000 a year … money we can put to winning the fight to end abortion.

2. Removing Priests for Life from a rabidly pro-abortion state and into a vibrant pro-life community.  This will help make Priests for Life stronger and even more effective in the fight against abortion.

3. Our new headquarters is larger than our Staten Island office and will give Priests for Life additional resources to battle Planned Parenthood and the entire abortion industry.

Moving trucks just left with the last load of equipment and are headed to Florida.  Staff is already in place and working.  The TV studio is ready for broadcast.  The operations center is humming with pro-life activity.  The first series of comprehensive training sessions for clergy and pro-life leaders / activists are being finalized.

Once the move is complete and all the bills paid – renovation costs and moving expenses – Priests for Life will unleash a pro-life offensive unlike anything this country has witnessed since the Supreme Court’s infamous 1973 decision legalizing abortion-on-demand in America.

But we’re not there yet. Not quite.  

And thus my FINAL NOTICE to you today.

Here’s a list of bills Priests for Life must pay in the next two weeks:

• Final rent payment on the Staten Island office.

• The October mortgage payment.

• Final payment to the moving company.

• Cost to move and re-install computers and other office equipment.

GRAND TOTAL:  $219,233.00

Thankfully, God’s protective hand was over us and we suffered minimal damage from Hurricane Irma. Otherwise that final bill would be even higher.

The reason we’re behind the 8-ball is twofold, primarily.

First, we were hit with totally unexpected renovation / construction costs.  I alerted you of these as they hit us.  From June to August we had to pay a total of $449,441 to the construction company that was renovating the new building.  We were fully prepared to pay most of those costs.

But upwards of $200,000 was unexpected and the result of unforeseeable problems (mostly mold that was found under carpeting which was on top of tile flooring … and asbestos deep in walls).

Second, from the time we purchased the building Priests for Life had to pay BOTH rent on the Staten Island office AND mortgage on the new headquarters.

I did my absolute best to keep all of Priests for Life’s work on track while meeting these mounting expenses.  As well as I did, I need your help to pay off the $219,233 that I mentioned above.

As you can see, had it not been for that additional – and totally unexpected – additional $200,000 in renovation costs, we’d be in good shape financially; only short $19,000 and change.

Our final rent payment would have been made.

The first mortgage payment made.

Moving expenses paid.

Removal and installation of computers and other office equipment paid.

But as things stand today, all those bills are coming due in the next two weeks and I’m scrambling to raise the necessary $219,233 to pay them off.

And I’m looking to you and your fellow Priests for Life family members to help me do that.

Our situation is such that whatever size donation you make today will be a big help.  We’re up against a hard time deadline.

I look forward to hearing from you right away and thank you in advance for what I know will be your very best gift.

As always I will be remembering you each time I offer the holy sacrifice of the Mass; as will the other priests of Priests for Life.  Thank you again and may God bless you.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Frank Pavone 
National Director, Priests for Life 

 

NOTE: If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Priests for Life and send it to us at PO Box 236695, Cocoa, FL 32923. If you have any questions, call us toll-free at 888-735-3448. 

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Priests for Life
PO Box 236695 • Cocoa, FL 32923
Tel. 321-500-1000, Toll Free 888-735-3448 • Fax 718-980-2542 Email: mail@priestsforlife.org