By its presence and advocacy for all Immokaleans, the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) recently saved $15,000 for the Immokalee Church of the Nazarene in sidewalk costs.
The church, a long-standing and well-regarded congregation, is in the midst of a building campaign with the help of Thomas Riley Artisans Guild and what it doesn't need is an additional $15,000 tacked on top of its expansion effort.
Through negotiation with Collier County, the Immokalee CRA was able to reduce the costs of the sidewalk improvements and work out a solution for all - without costing Imokalee or Collier County taxpayers any additional costs.
"On behalf of my dad, Pastor Paul, and the Immokalee Church of the Nazarene, I thank you for taking the time to look into this for us and I also want to say thank you for your continuing effort, along with Christie (Bentancourt) and the CRA team, to make OUR HOME (Immokalee) a better place to live," said Flavel Paul, community and church leader. "Thank you so much for your effort and commitment to the people in Immokalee. Just in case you didn’t realize it, YOU and the CRA Gang just save the church At least $ 15,000.00 by getting involved."