Friday, June 5, 2020

Memorial Update June 2020

This has been a challenging year for all of us during the Covid-19 pandemic. Especially if you are a non-profit organization trying to raise money to build the Oregon Revolutionary War Memorial.

This year all of the usual events we do to raise money have been cancelled.

They included the Beaverton Memorial Day Musket Volley Salute, Beaverton, OR: Lake Oswego Fourth of July Parade: July 10-16 National SAR Congress in Richmond, VA: Aug 15 Multnomah Village Parade Portland, OR. Plus we could not get out to organizations and schools to promote the Memorial. The balance of the year is up in the air for all of us, we can only pray it will be a better second half of the year.

Having said that, we do have good news to share.

In the last year we met our goal of selling all 13 of the State Benches. Our wreath sales for 2019 were 64 wreaths sold and we had good overall cash donations. In total our donations for 2019 amounted to over $28,000.

So far in 2020 we are doing better than we thought we would considering we cannot get out. We have sold 42 wreaths, and brought in over $3300 in donations. Most from the DONATE page of our website. Please continue to go to our website for more information and to make your donations.

All in all a positive start of the year.

We want to thank all of you who have contributed to the Oregon Revolutionary War Memorial and we look forward to raising more funds and awareness to the Memorial this year.