Hurricane Ike Update:
October 4, 2008 - Things continue to move forward as we now have electricity and A/C in the upstairs offices. The building contractors have cut away the lower 12 feet of siding around the entire building. Ventilation is not a problem and the project may be completed in less than 2 weeks. Our electricians are checking what we need to do to bring the lower floor online and the usual gang of drywall, A/C and other contractors are doing their thing. I do not have a target date to reopen, but we are making great progress. It will definitely be faster than I imagined 36 hours after the storm.
We'll have a workday this Saturday and will concentrate on cleaning out some of the last small areas in the museum. We tackle some of the vehicles and probably have some folks work on an airplane or two. Bring some tools, brooms and other associated items that we may have lost. Wear appropriate shoes and bring a lunch. Some restaurants are open, but lines are long. We'll have some coolers of water and soft drinks.
How Can You Help?
As you can imagine, especially after seeing the photos on the website, www.lsfm.org, the financial cost or restoring the museum and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame is going to be huge. We have set up a special page on the website, www.lsfm.org/donate.html where friends and supporters of Lone Star Flight Museum and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame can make a donation through PayPal.
You don't even need to have a PayPal account. Donations are accepted through credit and debit cards and also with a check if the donor so desires. Your support is requested and we ask that you pass on this email to others to let them know of our status and needs. Thank you!
If you have, or know of anyone who might have some of these special tools that you or someone you know might be willing to loan us or sell us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with what you have. Someone from LSFM will contact you regarding this. Your help is greatly needed in this area.
We cannot adequately express our thanks for the many emails, thoughts, prayers and donations we've already received. Spread the word!
EAA Warbirds of America encourages our members to help with the recovery efforts in any way they can.
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