SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Historic Savannah Foundation is using its success in the "This Place Matters" campaign to offer support to the restoration efforts of the W.W. Law House.
The Historic Savannah Foundation recently earned more than 5,000 votes in the "This Place Matters" campaign, coming in sixth place nationally. Competing to raise votes, the foundation vied for $25,000 in national grant funds to stabilize the W.W. Law House at 710 West Victory Drive in Savannah, the home of Savannah's late Civil Rights leader.
As a response to the overwhelming support of more than 5,000 area residents, the Historic Savannah Foundation recently 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 stabilize the home.
"We are contributing one dollar for every vote we received in the 'This Place Matters' campaign to help stabilize this historic home," said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation in a statement. "We believe the W.W. Law House is worth saving and is a historic and cultural treasure in Savannah."
The W.W. Law Foundation has accepted the grant challenge and is actively soliciting donations from supporters.
"Community members are already stepping up to the plate and support this important initiative," said, Remer K. Pendergraph, chairman of the board of directors for the W.W. Law Foundation, in a press release. "We're determined to stabilize this historic home and preserve W.W. Law's tremendous legacy for future generations."