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Historic House Museum recovers from storm damage

$2,515 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 56 people in 11 days
Created August 7, 2019
Fundraising Team
On Sunday, August 4th, the Hunter House Victorian Museum suffered damage as a result of a severe thunderstorm. Our beloved old oak tree in our side garden was struck by lightning and fell on the side of the house and roof. The entire tree needs to be removed, the tree ground up into pieces, and then placed as mulch in our garden. We are awaiting reports to see if work will also need to be done on our roof.

We were hopeful that our insurance would cover the costs of the removal, but it will only partially over the removal of the limbs and also requires us meeting a large deductible. 

Friends, we are asking for your support. We would like to raise funds to offset the cost of this project. The museum is part of the Hunter Foundation, an entity which oversees the running of the facility as a result of the will of the last family member, Eloise Hunter, and her desire to see her family home used as a museum celebrating Victorian life, art, and architecture. 

We simply cannot exist without your support. Please consider making a donation. We are a 501(c)3 organization, so I am happy to provide letters confirming your donations for tax deduction. Just send me a note, or an email at hhvm1894@gmail.com.

Learn more about us here:
Museum Website 

Learn more about the damage here:
Story on the fallen tree on local news 

Aftermath:
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Before comparison:
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Thank you all- every little bit helps!

Jackie Spainhour, Museum Director
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Friends! We are announcing a giveaway! We are halfway through our fundraising goal to help us reopen. Can you help us get all the way?

Anyone who donates to our GoFundMe campaign (or mails in a donation check to us at 240 W. Freemason St. Norfolk, VA 23510) will be entered in to win a behind-the-scenes tour with our Director and two free tickets to our most popular event...

Our WITCHES TEA!!! This year's theme is Hocus Pocus, so get excited!

If that event isn't your thing, you can choose to have two free tickets to any of our other events this fall.

Our staff will draw the winner's name next Saturday, August 17th. Stay tuned!
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$2,515 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 56 people in 11 days
Created August 7, 2019
Fundraising Team
Funds raised will benefit:
Hunter Foundation
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Norfolk, VA
EIN: 540801148
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