Wanzek Family Foundation donates $100,000 to build a Catholic Church in Ghana, Africa

<p>The Wanzek Family Foundation has donated $100,000 to the St. George Catholic Church in Akusame in the Volta Region of Ghana, Africa.</p><p>The money will be used to build a modern chapel with meeting and worship space that will hold around 600 people. The community’s previous church, built over 50 years ago, was small and falling apart. The new building will provide the Catholic community in Akusame with a safe place for the Logba people to congregate, as well as providing the local community with jobs during the construction of the chapel. The total cost of the project is approximately $130,000 [US]. The residents of Akusame have raised the remaining cost of the building’s construction.</p><p>"We are very thankful to Mr. Jon Wanzek for visiting Ghana and for giving money to help us to continue serving the needs of the people in our community," stated Fr. Walter Agbetoh, the pastor of the St. George Catholic Church in Akusame, Ghana.</p><p>Akusame is a small village in the Afadzato South District of the Volta Region on the eastern edge of Ghana, between Lake Volta and the nation of Togo. Ghana is located along the southern coast of western Africa.</p>