[kcindymedia announcements] Help the Creative Minds Arts Center fix our roof!
chuck at mutualaid.org
Thu May 1 20:28:48 PDT 2008
Help the CMAC fix our roof
Please forward this message.
The Creative Minds Arts Center, a small community arts and social center
located on the historic Troost corridor in Kansas City, Missouri, is
looking for financial donations, materials and volunteers to help us fix
our roof. The Crossroads Infoshop and the 816 Bike Collective are
located inside the CMAC building, so fixing the leaky roof is an urgent
priority for us. As many of you have seen, the building has great
potential, but we can't make headway with our renovations to the
building until we fix the roof. We have to fix the roof this summer or
the building will eventually become totally unusable. On the other hand,
if we fix the roof, we can fix up the bathrooms, the theater, the disco,
the computer lab and the rest of the facility.
Fixing the roof is, unfortunately, not a weekend DIY project. We will
try to use volunteer labor and materials as much as possible, but to fix
the roof correctly, we will need to buy special materials and hire
people with experience. The estimates we've gotten from various
professionals put this project in the $20,000 range. This is why we are
casting a large net around Kansas City to encourage people to donate to
In the past week, we've raised a bit over $200 through online donations.
We found a professional roofer who came by and looked at the roof. He is
going to give us a precise estimate on materials and will hopefully help
us coordinate the work on the roof. We've already identified several
crucial interim fixes that will help us slow down the building's roof
Donations can be made via PayPal or checks can be made out to "Tycor."
Tycor is the nonprofit which sponsors the yearly Troost Festival. Your
donation to Tycor is tax deductible.
More details about how you can help us can be found on this page:
http://www. crossroadskc. org/cmac. html
The page also details materials and supplies we are looking for.
for the Creative Minds Arts Center
(3109 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109)
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