We are so excited to announce that the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy hit a big milestone in our fundraising for the Soldiers & Sailors Monument Restoration project. This month through individual donations as well as a generous donation from the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, we surpassed the $100,000 mark and are currently at $111,425. Thank you so much to everyone who has generously given to this project. It is very special to all of us at the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy that our donors are made up of people donating amounts large and small.
As we’ve been fundraising, we’ve made new partnerships, such as that with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, who have been playing an enthusiastic and critical role in helping us get this monument restored. We have met descendants of soldiers whose names are on this monument, and have enjoyed hearing their families’ stories.
Recently, Senator Jack Reed shared a sentiment that reminds us why preserving these monuments are so important.
I’ve had the opportunity to visit our forces all across the world. They are fighting to protect their comrades, they are fighting to protect us; but one of the reasons they fight is they know there is a tradition of valor and courage to preserve this union, to preserve this constitution. As we preserve these memorials, we reinforce those noble feelings in everyone; our citizens and our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen.
To all of you have donated to our fundraiser, thank you so much for being a part of this project. If you’ve been waiting to make a donation, maybe these 5 reasons will convince you to give today.
If you’d like to help us get closer to our goal, please share our video Public Memory/Public Spaces with your family and friends.