In Honor of Veterans: $50 thousand anonymously donated to restore Pasco air tower
PASCO, Wash. — An anonymous donor gave $50 thousand too help restore a former Naval Air Station control tower in Pasco.
The project's volunteer board president Malin Bergstrom said the large donation came over the Memorial Day weekend.
The money was donated directly to the project's bank account saying only it was 'In Honor of Veterans',
Bergstrom said she waited to announce the generous gift before telling anyone because she wanted to make sure the donation wasn't a mistake.
She said her team of volunteers had a similar reaction when she told them the good news.
"The volunteers were like, ‘You’re kidding, you’re joking, you’re not serious’, and I’m like, ‘I’m dead serious,' This is the real deal," she said, a smile spreading across her face. "I think it’s a little bit of affirmation because these volunteers have been working really hard, and they don't want any of the credit.”
Bergstrom said they plan to turn all five floors of the tower into an aviation museum that will be free-of-charge to veterans.
She said they hope to have the first phase ready to share with the community soon.
If you're interested in volunteering, or want to know more about the project, visit their website.