While the figure to raise is steep, a Facebook fundraiser has gained some steam in the early going.
Richie Affonso, who is president of the St. Anne’s Preservation Society, has begun a fundraiser on the social media platform.
Affonso knows it won’t be easy, but is determined until the upstairs church is repaired and flourishing once again.
“All funds go directly to the restoration of the church. No amount is deducted from your donation. It all stays in the organization for repairs. Every dollar counts. It’s a big number to raise but far from impossible. Together we can get this accomplished as a team effort.”
The goal is to restore and maintain the St. Anne’s Shrine building and property and to use the building to promote the Roman Catholic Faith through education, prayers, events and fundraising. The $2 million price tag isn’t a small one, but the power of social media has done some things that seemed impossible.
Now it will be easier than ever to donate for those who are interested. As Affonso points out, even if you can’t donate, there are other ways you can help.
“If you can’t donate, share. Share far and wide.”
The fundraiser was just started by Affonso and has already accumulated close to $1,000.
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