Crofton First's nonprofit funding

$175 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 3 people in 62 months
Crofton First was formed in April 2006 after the Crofton News Crier printed an article about Wal-Mart wanting to build on land off of Route 3 that consisted of an undeveloped wetlands habitat. Word of mouth spread quickly to get community members in action, posting flyers and encouraging citizens to attend a meeting with the developers.
Only a few weeks after the one-year anniversary of Crofton First's formation, the news was released that we won the battle; Wal-Mart was no longer going to build in Crofton! At that same time, the board learned of fly ash contaminating drinking water of a section of Gambrills homes on well water. We immediately jumped in to help those citizens, and have since being staying abreast of all development in the Crofton and Gambrills, Maryland areas.

Now, in 2013, we need to raise money to cover our operating costs. We would like to stay as an entity in the community to watch the area that we refer to as the "ex-Wal-Mart land." This Fall, the businessman who owned the land during the Wal-Mart fight sold the land to a local developer. We want to serve the community to make sure that Wal-Mart doesn't come back! In order to do so, we need you help, as we do have mandatory annual fees for our corporation. Our board consists of all volunteers, so know your money will only go to true operating costs. Thank you for your generosity!
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With all the new development in the area, and the increase of fatal accidents along Route 3, please consider donating here on GoFundMe so we can hire an independent traffic study to take to the State Highway Administration and demand change!
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This fundraising campaign is being reinstated since many in the community have shown interest in us hiring a professional to conduct an independent traffic study along Route 3. We can then take that study to the state and demand change! We need funds to do so though, so please consider making a donation. Thank you.
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Happy New Year! 2016 is a significant year for Crofton First, Inc. In April, Crofton First will celebrate 10 years of existence. Where does the time go? Most know us as the group that fought to keep Wal-Mart out of Crofton! We also helped a local community when their drinking water wells became contaminated by dangerous fly ash. We hired lawyers, environmental scientists, and gave that tight knit community a public voice, resulting in them getting money and public water hookups. Since then, we have been staying up to speed on the ex Wal-Mart land, attending county and state hearings about more proposed development and growth along Route 3, and have joined the Growth Action Network in helping residents where a mega church wants to build and destroy their rural properties (and cause even more traffic!)

All of these things have cost money. Our Board of Directors consist of volunteers who have full-time jobs and families of their own to care for. Crofton First did incorporate as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, and with that comes behind-the-scenes work, and administrative expenses. We rely solely on donations from community members, and funds are running out! We need your help to keep our organization running. Please consider donating any amount you can. For convenience, we have set up this GoFundMe account. If you'd prefer to write a check instead, please mail it to Crofton First, PO Box 3482, Crofton, MD 21114

Without your support, our organization will no longer be able to take on community fights on subjects that matter. The mega church has not sold the land, so this is still a big concern for us. If we cannot pay our D&O Insurance premium though, we will not be able to get further involved, nor will we be able to pay for an independent traffic study, as many members have requested.

Please help keep Crofton First active, and Happy 10 Years to all our members! Thank you kindly.
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$175 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 3 people in 62 months
Created June 4, 2013
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