Our Commonwealth - February News From Preservation Massachusetts
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PM Members Answer Call forAnnual Appeal!
Thanks to the generosity andsupport of thefollowing members for theAnnual Appeal. If you haven'thad an opportunity to make a taxdeductible donation and wouldstill like to please click here.PreservationMassachusetts would like tosend a sincere Thank You to thefollowing members for theirgenerous contributions to theAnnual Appeal:
ADD Inc.James G. AlexanderBarbara BashevkinBruce S. CohenLeslie DonovanWendy Nicholas DorseyGregory J. and Beth GoldmanGalerJack I. GlassmanMatthew J. Kiefer and NanPorterWilliam B. KingSamuel B. Knight, Jr.Christine Kwitchoff Ellen J. LipseyDavid L. Feigenbaum and
assistance, within a month the house was gone. That last-minute alert is often unavoidable. Our members have probablyall encountered communities where nothing short of a crisis will stirresidents into action to save resources that they've taken for granted alltheir lives. Preservation Massachusetts' "Most Endangered" list, forexample, has been a powerful tool for preservation. Of the 156 resourcesnamed over the last fifteen years, nearly two-thirds are saved or inprogress. And sometimes the preservation crisis can even happen in spite of everyone's best efforts. Take the case Dorr worked on in Martha'sVineyard, in which a property owner demolished an Oak BluffsMethodist Campground cottage in spite of being forbidden to do so. Bythe time a neighbor called to stop the process, little was left but thefaçade.
While the crisis call will probably always be a major part of our jobs, ourrole as Circuit Riders is also to help communities build the disaster-preparedness skills to foresee and avoid the next crisis or, when a crisisis unavoidable, to have the know-how and the confidence to win thatfinal showdown. So when you're talking up the Circuit Rider program,let communities know that there doesn't have to be a crisis for them tocall us. Calling your friendly local Circuit Rider is kind of like voting inold-time Chicago-it's best to do it early and often!
As thrilled as we are to be compared to superheroes, we're even morethrilled to be building a statewide network of preservation superheroesready to meet the next crisis long after that Circuit Rider has ridden off into the sunset.
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