Wildroot Board-Up/Clean-up (extended to include winterizing)

For: Wildroot Buffalo
Organizer: Wildroot Buffalo
Wildroot Board-Up/Clean-up (extended to include winterizing) (Wildroot Buffalo)
$890
of $1,000 goal.
Raised by 18 donors
89% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Our fundraiser met its initial goal, and the board-up/clean-up event was held on October 12th.  Photos of the project will be added here throughout the week: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.605943866110510.1073741828.453247198046845&type=1

Additional donations have exceeded expectations, so we will be holding a second event to provide various winterizing to the building as well.  The deadline and goal total for the fundraiser has thus been extended as we plan for additional projects. 

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The Wildroot Company was a major employer in Buffalo that obtained nationwide fame.  Its legacy includes the WNY (Wildroot) Foundation and a building that acted as an anchor for a thriving neighborhood.  The company closed when an outside corporation gained control, leaving its headquarters building to fend for itself.


Our goal is to mothball the building, and this fundraiser would secure step one of that process.  Most of the doors and windows have been secured, but there are gaps in that coverage throughout the massive 100,000 sq.ft complex.  Combined with a volunteer effort to clean-up exterior debris, foliage, and graffiti, a proper mothballing would make the building safer for residents of the neighborhood, while also being more attractive to developers that could bring jobs back to the community. 


This project is being led by concerned citizens who are investing their own money and donating their labor on a property that they are not profiting from.  Please feel free to contribute towards the materials cost involved, or contact the group to directly donate materials such plywood sheets and chain link fencing.  Thank you.

http://www.facebook.com/WildrootBuffalo

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 15, 2013

Posted on October 15, 2013

Our fundraiser met its initial target, and the board-up/clean-up event was held on October 12th.  Photos of the project will be added here throughout the week: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.605943866110510.1073741828.453247198046845&type=1

Subsequent donations have now exceeded expectations, so we will be holding a second event to provide various winterizing to the building as well.  The deadline and goal total for the fundraiser has thus been extended as we plan for additional projects.


Thank you so much for your support and generous donations!

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