Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading preservation organization committed to protecting Savannah’s heritage, recently earned more than 5,000 votes, coming in sixth place nationally in the “This Place Matters” campaign. Historic Savannah Foundation competed to raise votes, vying for $25,000 in national grant funds to stabilize the W.W. Law House at 710 W. Victory Drive in Savannah, the home of Savannah’s late Civil Rights leader.
As a response to the overwhelming support of more than 5,000 area residents, Historic Savannah Foundation recently offered a $5,000 challenge grant to the W.W. Law Foundation in an effort to raise money to restore the historic W.W. Law House.
If the W.W. Law Foundation raises $5,000 before September 1, 2011, Historic Savannah Foundation will donate $5,000 in matching funds to help stabilize the home. “We are contributing one dollar for every vote we received in the This Place Matters campaign to help stabilize this historic home,” said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation.
The W.W. Law Foundation has accepted HSF’s grant challenge is actively soliciting donations from supporters.
“Community members are already stepping up to the plate and support this important initiative,” said, Remer K. Pendergraph, chairman of the board of directors for the W.W. Law Foundation. “We’re determined to stabilize this historic home and preserve W.W. Law’s tremendous legacy for future generations.”
To make a donation to support the stabilization of the W.W. Law House, please call (912) 234-1250 or visit www.wwwlawfoundation.org.