Since we’re still on the heels of Thanksgiving, ECW want to take a moment to say thank you to a pair of our partners who’ve partnered for today’s Giving Tuesday: The American Battlefield Trust and the Civil War Roundtable Congress.
We’re grateful for the chance to do so much work with both organizations, so we wanted to offer a special shout-out to them today.
We asked Civil War Roundtable Congress President Mike Movius to tell us a little bit about this year’s Giving Tuesday partnership:
For the third year in a row, the CWRT Congress has partnered with the Restoration & Interpretation Division of the American Battlefield Trust for Giving Tuesday. Once a property has been purchased, non-historic structures need to be razed, the ground needs to be returned to the same look that it had during the Civil War, and signage and other interpretive information needs to be developed and installed along newly established visitor trails. That is the work of a few intrepid individuals in the R&I Division.
Most Trust members are focused on the next acquisition project, the importance of it and the fundraising campaign developed to preserve it forever. Yet, the real test is how to bring that property into shape such that battlefield enthusiasts can visit the site and learn what happened there during the Civil War.
This year, we set our goal at $2,500. As of this writing, we are at 54% of that goal. All funds received will be equally shared between the R&I Division and the CWRT Congress. If you are interested in donating to the campaign, please note that the Congress is also a 501(c)3 nonprofit and through your contribution you are eligible for a tax deduction.
Donations can be made online at https://www.cwrtcongress.org/giving-tuesday.html You can also send a check or money order made out to CWRT Congress to 2502 Caitlin Court SE, Olympia, WA, 98501. Thank you for helping to make battlefields and CWRTs sustainable.