Update on Jefferson School
Humboldt Herald readers:
Thank you all, for your generous pledges, offers and ideas regarding the Jefferson Project. I want to assure you that we will only call for monetary pledges in the case that we become competitive bidders. Your support and commitment to this community project is heartfelt. As of right now we have $121,293 pledged toward the purchase price of the school and park. We have also received offers of Raffle items, baked goods, fundraiser organization, to organize a rummage sale, to perform for a benefit concert, to produce and organize a benefit concert, to paint a commissioned piece for donation. This is just since the Eureka City Council’s decision [to pull out of escrow] last Tuesday. People have reached out with offers to post requests to giant list serves, to help us with promotion and mostly with the warmest of support and compassion. What an incredible community to live in.
If in fact it is true that there are no other offers, we will continue to reach out to the community to try to secure the purchase price of the property. We are presently arranging a meeting of stakeholders and potential partners and will be keeping you informed as this effort develops. If there is any chance in the world to breath life into this, we will make a valiant attempt to do so.
Thank you again.
[To pledge, email firstname.lastname@example.org.]