Local History Groups Find Financial Help As is most often the case in an uncertain
economy, the grass root volunteer groups in our community are the first to have their
funding impacted and to see program supporting donations wane. The same holds
true, and perhaps even more so for the countless historical societies, preservation
groups, and history sleuths locally and throughout the state. These groups, which
subside on what can only be described as shoestring budgets, and who predominantly
depend on private donations, are the least prepared, in terms of financial means to
weather financial hardships.
There are two groups, both located in Redwood City, the city
that Redwood Parlor #66 calls home, who have teetered on the cusp of financial
uncertainty for many years. They are, the Archives Committee of the Redwood City
Public Library and the Historic Union Cemetery Association or H.U.C.A., as it is
more commonly known. At the June 10th Parlor Meeting Redwood Parlor adopted a
motion to support these two groups by becoming life members of each, and
committing to financially aid each group annually. Our efforts as Redwood #66 to
assist these groups in their endeavors to preserve our local history and to make it
accessible to all is what should define us in our community.
If you would like to support either or both of these groups, you may do so by mailing your donations to the address provided.
Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
Historic Union Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 610033
Redwood City, CA 94061