Hi Gang – I am sure you read the news in the Record Journal as well as my blog post from the other day; we are about $5,000.00 shy of our goal and New Life Church in Meriden (http://www.InNewLife.com) has pledged to grant up to $2,500.00 to the funds as matching funds to the fireworks effort.
What this means is all the donations that are coming in over the next two days will be matched by them, dollar for dollar, up to $2,500.00.
Yesterday’s donations from Wednesday the 25th also applied and here’s where we are:
Donations received on Wednesday May 25th - $1,273.00
Donation to be made as part of the grant - $1,273.00
Total due to the Town of Wallingford for the show – $24,150.00
Total cash on hand in the Fireworks Fund – $19,415.00
When you add together the cash on hand in the fund and the donations to be made from the New Life Church matching grant our new total is $20,688.00; we are now just $3,462.00 short of our goal with 35 hours to go.
My father will be collecting at Dunkin Donuts in Yalesville today from about 7AM to about 9:30AM or so – if you’re in the area please consider swinging by and making a donation; New Life Church will match all of these donations and double the impact.
On Friday I am taking a day off from work to collect as well; I am going to be at the Dunkin Donuts on North Colony in the morning to about 10AM and I will call Stop and Shop as well to see if we can stand out there in the mid afternoon.
If you’re considering mailing a donation please do it this morning – it has to reach me by tomorrow to be considered part of the match.
Checks can be mailed to The Wallingford Fireworks Fund, c/o 35 Lincoln Drive EXT, Wallingford CT 06492.
You can also make a donation via PayPal to the fund via our website - http://www.wallingfordfireworks.org/
We can do this Wallingford – effectively we are talking about $60.00 an hour or so over the next 35 hours when you add in the effects of the matching grant.