The Independence Historical Trust really, really needs our support. Even $1 will help.Independence Hall
, one of only 11 World Heritage sites in America, should be our shining jewel of modern constitutional democracy. Instead, it's falling apart and desperately needs to be updated. (Read the details here
Chipping paint. Unvacuumed floors. No videos, no audio translation in other languages. (People from all over the world come to the Hall.)
Greatness walked here. American ideals were formed here. Now the Hall needs our help.
The Independence Park site is technically owned by the City of Philadelphia, but funded by Congress through the National Park Service, and hasn't had a funding increase in a decade. They get enough for staffing and utilities -- but not enough for deferred maintenance and upkeep.
This site should be something we're all proud of. Instead, it's shabby and neglected.
Because these are federal facilities, there are all kinds of limitations on how they're allowed to raise money, and we just can't wait for the politics to sort themselves out.
The Park badly needs the help of every patriotic American. Give $5, $10, whatever you can give. Let's show America that we care about the ideals, however imperfect, however unfulfilled, that were formed here.
The Hall belongs to us all.
I mean, if someone can raise $25 million online to build a wall,
surely we can raise enough to make Independence Park, the cradle of modern democracy, a welcoming place for visitors. A million dollars should be a good beginning to fix the most urgent problems.Funds raised through GoFundMe go directly to the Independence Historical Trust and are tax-deductible.More information about Independence Historical Trust:
"We are the non-profit that supports Independence National Historical Park, home of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. This is the most historic square mile
in our country and every day, we support the birthplace of our country."