In an effort to repair and replace the roof at the American Legion, organizers of the Raise the Roof committee raised $2,600 from a hamburger/bake sale, held May 21.
The American Legion turned 96-years-old in March, and is in need of a new roof. Project organizers report that repairs will cost around $20,000.
Local organizations came together to host their first major fundraiser for the project, with contributors such as the Douglas High School Spiritline and Band, the Douglas Association of Realtors, Jones Real Estate, and the Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce.
Tata Ruben’s Kettle Corn also donated $250 worth of popcorn sales.
According to project organizer, Vanessa De La Riva, donations are still coming in from last Saturday’s hamburger/bake sale, and future fundraisers are to come.
“It was truly amazing to see the community come together,” said De La Riva. “...We want to thank everyone who stepped up to the plate.”
For more information on the Raise the Roof fundraiser, and ways to donate, contact De La Riva at (915) 227-4207.