FABENS FORGOTTEN CEMETERY

$5,513 of $15k goal

Raised by 61 people in 29 months
Christy Bidwell   FABENS, TX
The mission of this group is to bring the final resting place of many of our fellow Fabenites and relatives back to a respectable condition.  Located at 901 NW 5th street in Fabens, Texas lies a 6.06 acre cemetery that has been neglected and we wish to stop the vandalism and desecration of the remainder of the property by cleaning it up, marking the graves and marking the boundries. The ultimate goal would be to erect a fence and a memorial to honor the souls whose earthy remains were left here.  This initial fundraiser is for the purchase of the materials needed to accomplish our goals only and all work will be done by voulunteers.Fabens' Forgotten CemeteryTTheJust as clarification....Of EACH donation GoFundMe takes 5%                           Your credit card Company takes 2.9% + $0.30Making the TOTAL FEE for each donation   7.9% + $0.30                                                                                   ~ SO~If your donation is $10.00 "Fabens' Forgotten Cemetery"  is receiving  $8.91 after fees.   Please don't let this discourage you from donating....if you are a local volunteer you may donate directly to your volunteer group lead and eventually at the bank directly. But for those of us who wish to help and do not live in the area,  this option is the best choice.  I will wire transfer all monies collected through GoFundMe (minus fees) directly to the First National Bank in Fabens once we have established the account. THE ACCOUNT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED. You may now make donations directly at the FABENS Bank or mail them to PO BOX 278 FABENS, TX 79838-0278. Make checks payable to FABENS FORGOTTEN CEMETERY
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Update 19
9 days ago
Thanks to all of our faithful volunteers, we have begun the process of erecting our perimeter fence!
It will be a slow process as we will have to build as funding becomes available.
A rough estimate to complete the entire chain-link fence is $13,000.
With your continued support, we can make this happen.
Thank you all!
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Update 18
7 months ago
Welcome 2016!!!
Thanks to all of our 'hands on' volunteers, our Cemetery is undergoing a slow but obvious transformation.
With the help of more donors, we can achieve our next goal of erecting a perimeter fence.
Please help us with that goal and thank you for your continued support!
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Update 17
12 months ago
The Re-Dedication Ceremony of Fabens Cemetery was a joyous and uplifting event!
Now that our entry wall and plaque are complete, we need to focus our efforts on erecting a full perimeter fence.
Thank you all for your continued generosity!
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Update 16
19 months ago
Thanks to the hard work, determination and generosity of our volunteers and donors, we will be having our Re-Dedication Ceremony on February 7, 2015.
Our next goal for Fabens Forgotten Cemetery is to erect a perimeter fence...Please continue to share our fundraising efforts.
Thank You!
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$5,513 of $15k goal

Raised by 61 people in 29 months
Created March 21, 2014
JB
$300
Jareth & Lorelei Bidwell
1 hour ago

Since we can't be there to help. Hopefully we'll be able to give more soon!

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$100
Anonymous
8 days ago
CG
$25
Christina Garcia
9 days ago
PW
$100
Pheba Watson
6 months ago
AO
$20
Angel Ortiz
7 months ago
ME
$100
Mae Ethridge
9 months ago
$110
Sal Morales
11 months ago
JB
$100
Jareth Bidwell
11 months ago

From me and Lorelei

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RB
$40
Robert Barrow
11 months ago
ET
$30
Ed Thick
11 months ago

Thank you everyone for your continued hard work on this labor of LOVE. Keep up the good work and don't be discouraged. It's a noble endeavor you have all embarked on. God Bless

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