D.T. Mistick Teams Up with Partners for Sacred Places to Restore Galveston from Ike Damage

CRANBERRY TWP, PA (March 11, 2009): Church Restoration Group, LLC (CRG), a local Pittsburgh area based disaster restoration, construction and consulting company, was chosen by Philadelphia's Partners for Sacred Places to conduct assessments on historical and sacred buildings around Galveston, TX.

Partners for Sacred Places was called upon by several local Texas partners, including Galveston's Historical Foundation, Preservation Texas and the Texas Historical Commission, to assist congregations impacted by Hurricane Ike. CRG provided consulting and conducted assessments on each of the 10 committee-chosen buildings. Upon the completion of CRG's assessments and the assessments completed by architects in the area, congregations can then apply for funding for repairs to their building of up to $25,000.

"This service is essential in assisting congregations in historical facilities with information that can help them repair their buildings properly and prepare for future challenges," stated Froswa' Booker-Drew, director for Texas regional office. "By offering the expertise of CRG to congregations, this is one step closer to helping congregations get back on their feet."

"Church Restoration Group's partnership with Partners for Sacred Places is something that we have been working toward for some time now," stated Matthew Beahm, facility consultant for CRG. "We are grateful to be a part of their help in the Galveston area. We hope to work with Partners for Sacred Places on many projects in the future as well."

"CRG has an incredible reputation in providing quality work and understanding the needs and challenges of congregations in disaster situations," explained Booker-Drew. "They have significant expertise and we are excited about our partnership."


Church Restoration Group, LLC, a Mistick company, restores historic and sacred spaces across the United States. We service clients with Catastrophe Response teams during events such as major flooding, hurricanes and other natural and man-made disasters. We have worked on over 400 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are nationally recognized in consulting and restoration. For more information, please visit www.churchrestoration.com.


Partners for Sacred Places is the only national, non-sectarian, non-profit organization dedicated to the sound stewardship and active community use of America's older religious properties. Partners provides assistance to the people who care for sacred places while promoting a new understanding of how these places sustain communities. For more information, please visit www.sacredplaces.org.

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