SOMEONE NEEDS TO SAVE OUR MUSEUM NOW!!!!!!
The VFW POST 2100 of Everett WA saved our museum from closing in 2013 by generously giving our museum a temporary, low-rent home, but we finally ran out of volunteers to man the place, so our museum has moved into storage. How sad.
OUR MUSEUM IS STILL LOOKING FOR A MIRACLE. Are you it?
To honor all our veterans and especially those who have GIVEN THEIR LIVES FOR OUR COUNTRY, We are asking for:
The cost of a manager and the operating budget could be less than $100,000 per year. We are looking for anywhere in the KING or SNOHOMISH County area. This small budget could sustain a basic museum. All other museum growth and costs would be covered by donations from supporters and fundraising.
- 1,000 square feet of rent-free space (the size of a small apartment)
- Hire a paid Manager
- A small budget to pay for office needs, utilities, internet, postage stamps, etc.
Last year, we have asked MANY of our local elected City, County and State Civic Leaders to step up to the plate and champion this cause. We have NOT found a champion yet. In fact, we have hardly even heard back from anyone. Apparently, 1000 sq. feet and $100,000 per year is too much to spend on those who have given up their lives for our FREEDOM.
We then sent out a 2nd request to all those same Leaders, asking for a JOINT partnership between several government entities. If our request is too much, we hope that a couple cities, two Counties and the State can ALL come together and FIND A SOLUTION to permanently house and manage our museum efforts. Thus far, no one has stepped up to even join in this partnership.
Honoring our veterans is a CIVIC activity that SHOULD be led by our civic leaders - city, county and state government, but we don't see it happening yet.
Is there a Proud American among us?
That can make this happen?
We are seeking a Proud American who loves their Country and their Freedom, and believe that our veterans deserve to be honored and thanked through a museum that showcases their sacrifices and stories. If our elected leaders do not step forward and lead, we are still hoping and praying for a local company or philanthropist to be our new founder. We don't know how much it costs to put a company name on the front of a multi-million dollar stadium, but a company can put their name on the front of a Veterans Museum for about $100,000 per year and the cost of a small building.
Don't let our veterans, who have given so much, be let down again. They deserve a museum to teach our kids about their sacrifices for our Freedom and our Country.
Our Veterans DESERVE this museum and our kids NEED this museum.
Please contact us at 425-830-9548, or at email, firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help us … NOW.