Thank you is not enough to all who have been volunteering, offering support, materials, and services, setting up benefits, and donating time and money. It is clear that the General Store has touched so many people; people who feel so strongly about it that they want to give back! We are so very grateful for that.
Responding to the sheer volume of generosity has become a full time job for our small board. We are working hard to keep track of the offers, events, and donations coming our way. If you have reached out and haven’t heard back, please know that we see you, we appreciate you, and we want your help! You’ll hear from us! We are currently in the process of organizing logistics to make sure every offer is considered and utilized. The RHHS has also set up the RHHS General Store Restoration Account at Forcht Banking Center to ensure that all of your generous personal donations, as well as funds raised at upcoming benefits, are going directly to the restoration. Donations can be mailed to the RHHS General Store Restoration Account:
Attn: RHHS General Store Restoration
Forcht Banking Center
6100 First Financial Dr.
Burlington, KY 41005
If you have large items you would like to donate for the refurnishing of the store, i.e. antiques, large candy display, antique hardware, other displays, etc., they can be taken directly to Markesbery Moving and Storage in Florence, KY, who have graciously donated storage space, where these items will be stored until they can be used.
We are also looking for anyone who has an HO model of the store. These were manufactured and distributed by a local company years ago. The models are to scale and could be extremely helpful to architects planning the restoration. If you have one and are willing to donate it, please let us know!
Keep it coming, folks!