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Back the Campaign!

$21,251

raised of $39,000 goal
0 days remaining
This campaign has been invalid or not started yet.

The Story

On Crane Day, February 29, 2020, with two bunches of balloons and one huge crane, we rescued The Louisville Caboose from being demolished. It was a historic day for us and our small town! With the caboose now safe and sound, we’re beginning to raise funds toward restoring and renovating it. While we’re still pulling together exact cost estimates and logistics for restoration, we’d love to invite you to join the efforts to make the next phase of this happen.

Can you make a contribution to help us restore The Louisville Caboose?

 


Updates

**UPDATE March 8 — We’re working to revamp the site and open up a totally new campaign for raising funds for restoration of the caboose, but until we’re able to we extended this campaign so we can get started. While we’re still gathering information on exactly what restoration will take, and haven’t updated the rest of the site yet with details, please stay tuned for more. Thank you!

**UPDATE Jan. 27 — Due to requests to make further contributions, we’ve re-opened the campaign to make it easy for people to continue supporting the project as we begin to move from rescuing the caboose, mid-February, to restoration & renovation. Thank you for your continued support!

**UPDATE DEC. 18 — We are – simply – in disbelief right now. As of 9PM today, a total of $19,485 has been contributed by you all to rescue The Louisville Caboose and salvage its sister cars. We’ll post more soon, however, we simply can’t express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciate for each and every person who’s joined us in this effort so far. From all of us, thank you. Thank you so much.

**UPDATE DEC. 10 — Thanks to a generous donor who’s agreed to match the next $4,000 in contributions, as well as a few volunteers who have stepped up to provide needed services pro-bono, we’ve updated the campaign  to not only save the caboose and relocate it, but also to make the necessary, major exterior repairs to keep it safe from the elements!!**


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Steve Seeger $100
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Peter Weatherby $100
Doug Carpenter $35
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Anonymous $50
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Mark Danningee $250
Sally LaVenture $35
Gordon Page $250
Marilyn Messersmith $100
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Dan Powers $50
Elizabeth Otto $20
Noah Kaufman $50
James & Barbara Gigone $100
Anonymous $50
Ashley Gibbs Davis $35
Jean Morgan $20
Genevieve Sparagna $50
Becky Powell $35
Anonymous $50
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CR Contracting $1,000
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Meg Gaeta $100
Anonymous $25
Christina Harvey $50
Peter Modzeleski $40
Erica O'Keefe $50
Franklin Roberts $100
WILLIAM LUGAILA $25
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Philip Carney $35
Jane Thomas $52
Kim Larrouy $20
Clodagh Kelly $50
Danielle Henshaw $50
Jennifer Smith $25
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Graeme Patterson $35
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Peter Wayne $10
Anne Gibson $25
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Sarah Fountain $10
Anonymous $10
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John Conner $100
Shelli Schoettger $25
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Anne M Burton $50
Mark Cathcart $50
Laura Lambrecht $50
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Linda Cornett $35
Vicki Mandell-King $50
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Bill Andrew $50
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Anonymous $100
Phil Chermak $100
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Elizabeth Farrell $25
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Katherine Little $50
edward Battreall $100
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Diane Collins $100
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Brooke Caldwell $50
Healey Family $50
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Richard Brennan $20
Bob Cardwell $200
Catherine Griffith $25
Bryan Bechtold $100
Kathryn Smith $100
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Diana Quinn $100
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Jen Burlew $35
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Jane Schielke $50
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Essie Snell $20
Geoffrey Gaida $20
Tennant Family $100
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Jennifer Anderson $50
Alli Bowdey $30
Anonymous $100
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Amanda Seyle Jones $50
Robin Truesdale $35
Brian Rhea $75
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Anonymous $100
Anonymous $35
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Liz Nelson $20
Anonymous $50
Wally Randolph $50
Kathryn Goldschmidt $50
Sherry Bitler $10
Julie Kovash $100
Mary McDaniel $35
Anonymous $25
Anonymous $10
Sally Blair $50
Frank & Gemma Fagan $75
Melanye Levin $35
Anonymous $2,000
Missy Brasington $50
Anonymous $100
Nick Harris $15
Sienna Fields $25
Toni Fratianni $10
Bryan Thompson $35
Jenni Hlawatsch $50
Rose Wolfson $20
Francis Edwards $50
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mike price $75
Valerie Weber $100
Anonymous $25
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Jennifer Haggar $100
Kimberly Good $50
Karl Whittenbarger $40
Maris Pukitis $20
Anonymous $50
Terri Ellerington $200
Anonymous $450
Ethan Greenberg $20
Anonymous $1,000
Anonymous $40
Julia Goodhart $20
Anonymous $100
Tate Ramos $17
Patrick Schiltz $35
Paige Geagan $16
Anonymous $200