Welcome to Week 2 of our FriendsGiving: Give Today for Tomorrow donation drive. We raised $1,325 toward our $7,500 donation goal in the first week, a great start! Thank you to everyone who donated early. This week we will share some ambitious and exciting new projects coming to Titanic Memorial Park.
At our 110th Anniversary Gala, Superintendent Jeff Reinbold announced National Park Service plans to fund major restoration of the concrete sidewalks throughout Titanic Memorial Park. Following commitment of project funds (expected in 2023), it will take two years for design and construction of the restoration project. Restoration will include improved stormwater management and care of trees.
The Friends will provide funding for companion projects like improved landscaping, water spigots, and a drinking fountain. Estimates for these companion projects is $50,000 - $100,000.
We have raised $5,000 toward signs in the park, and are working with the Park Service to get an approved signage plan. NPS estimates it will take 1 - 2 years for the signage plan to make its way through all the approvals (Fine Arts Commission, National Capital Planning Commission, etc). Once approved, we can begin placing signs as we have the funds to design and manufacturer them. The total cost for signage is estimated at $10,000 - $15,000 per sign, totalling $50,000 - $75,000.
For these two projects, we will need to raise significantly more money than we have in our first five years. We know we can do it! Your donation today will help us build the funds we need for these projects, while we continue funding our regular maintenance tasks. Here is an idea of how your donations are used:
|Donating:||Will let us:|
|$50||Maintain one planter annually|
|$150||Purchase flowers for our annual wreath-laying at the Titanic Memorial|
|$500||Cover our annual fees for website hosting and accounting tools|
|$1,000||Purchase and install 2 - 3 large caliper trees|
|$10,000||Purchase and install one large sign for the Park|
Thank you for your continued support of the Friends and Titanic Memorial Park!
Corinne Irwin, Chair
Friends of Titanic Memorial Park
Proud partner of the National Park Service