MARCH UPDATE: Success!!! Thanks to the Friends of the 5057, we met the $3,000 fundraising challenge by raising $3,100 before the deadline. Thank you! We’ve paid for the locomotive and now we are raising money to move it up north and start the cosmetic restoration.
We’re very grateful for all those who helped us successfully meet the $1,000 fundraising challenge in December. This month, we have an even bigger challenge.
Our anonymous donor from last spring is back with another $3,000 challenge. From now through Friday, March 1, the donor will match every donation we receive for the 5057 Project (dollar for dollar) to a maximum match of $3,000. If you donate now, you can double the impact of your contribution!
We are very close to having the $15,000 in hand to complete our purchase of the 5057 by the March 1 deadline. Successfully meeting this challenge will help us meet this deadline and also give us a running start toward our next milestone: moving the 5057 back to its home territory for a cosmetic restoration.