Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF), a leading preservation organization committed to protecting Savannah’s heritage, recently received a matching pledge of $5,000 from the Savannah Community Foundation to help stabilize the W.W. Law House at 710 W. Victory Drive in Savannah.
The pledge from the Savannah Community Foundation’s Immediate Needs Fund will match $5,000 pledged by HSF and another $5,000 currently being raised by the W.W. Law Foundation to restore the former home of Savannah’s late Civil Rights leader.
“We’re delighted to support such an important local cause,” said K. Russell Simpson, president of The Savannah Community Foundation, Inc. “W.W. Law made Savannah a better place for everyone. We want to help preserve his legacy for future generations.”
In July, HSF 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 with structural repairs to the building’s foundation.
The W.W. Law Foundation accepted HSF’s grant challenge last month and is actively soliciting donations from supporters for the remaining $5,000 now needed.
“The W.W. Law House is a cultural treasure in the Cuyler-Brownville Historic District, but it is in urgent need of emergency repairs,” said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation. “We’re joining forces to ensure this building’s future.”
To make a donation to support the stabilization of the W.W. Law House, please call (912) 234-1250 or visit www.wwlawfoundation.org.