We got a note tonight from Robert Cipollone from the Brenton memorial committee in Leschi, announcing that today they reached their $25,000 fundraising goal, covering the full cost of the project to build a roadside memorial to fallen Officer Tim Brenton.
On Monday we reported that the group was $10,000 short of their goal. But in the last two days they’ve found that the BluWater Duck Derby raised $2,000, and a recent BBQ fundraiser by the police and fire guilds has raised an additional $8,000.
Robert told us “as a resident of Leschi and developer of the memorial, I am so grateful and touched by the generosity of these organizations. Their donated time and energy will make sure this memorial is built.”
The committee is still welcoming additional contributions from the community as they try to build funds for long-term maintenance of the memorial. Current funds on hand should provide for up to 10 years of professional maintenance. Additional donations could increase that to 20 or 30 years.