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Martin’s Brandon Episcopal Church

Many religious buildings are more than places of worship — they are essential to providing space for community-serving programs and contribute to the historic fabric of an area. Recognizing this, the Foundation introduced the Sacred Landmarks Grant for exterior restoration of landmark religious buildings. It is one of few such efforts nationally. Prior to suffering hurricane and water damage, historic Martin’s Brandon Episcopal Church in Prince George County was the site of religious services, social gatherings, and civic events. Its $25,000 grant to restore the bell tower has spurred new support for further preservation and is helping it to reengage more with the community.