Pagan Pathways Temple was designed to be a physical place where Pagans of all paths could safely gather together, to learn from one an other, to grow in fellowship, and gain enlightenment. We were lucky enough to find a place in the same building as Mystic Moon, a great metaphysical store in Madison Heights. While the building was old, our land ladies at Besty Ross II have been very welcoming and helpful as we established our Temple.
As with all old buildings, problems happen. In 2019 we started having issues with the roof leaking. We worked with the land ladies to put up tarps and patch the roof as best we could. This helped for a while, but could not provide a permanent solution.
Then in the Spring of 2020, the roof really started leaking. Everytime it rain outside, it rained not only in the Temple but in Mystic Moon as well, sometimes filling up several 5 gallon buckets a day. About the same time the roof decided it no longer wanted to hold back the water, Covid hit.
The one good thing about Covid is we no longer had to try to hold service around the rain buckets. A really bad part about Covid is the economic impact we all face from having to close down. Not only did the Temple lose a lot of income, but so did Mystic Moon and our land ladies at the diner. This meant none of us had the funds to fix the roof.
And now winter is coming, which means snow and snow melt. The poor old roof is just not up to handling it. In fact, we've already lost a chunk of ceiling due to water damage. So we are in desperate need of fixing the roof and are turning to you our community for help.
We have a business that has graciously volunteered to fix the leaks and resurface the roof for basically just the costs of materials. Other estimates we've gotten have been for over $10,000 to fix the roof, but they have agreed to charge us only $4,000.
We know that money is tight for everyone, and we hate to ask, but we have no choice. The roof has to be fixed before winter before the building become uninhabitable. We're asking everyone if they could please spare $10 to help us save our building and our spiritual home.
Mystic Moon and Pagan Pathways Temple have been neighbors now for over 6 years and we really would hate to have to permanently close our doors or move.