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9/11 Memorial to feature steel beam from Twin Towers

Thank you donors

100% raised.

$66,981 Goal

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Honor our fallen heroes

Please join us in honoring our fallen heroes and bringing a tremendous piece of history to Sarasota County. Our goal is to construct a 9/11 Memorial in Venice, and the memorial will feature a steel beam from the Twin Towers. The beam, which is already in Sarasota County, will rest in a stone base that features the names of our loved ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This memorial will honor the victims of 9/11, as well as any past and current conflicts.

The cost of the construction project is estimated to be $68,000, and Gulf Coast Community Foundation has pledged $34,000. Construction on the memorial will begin on July 18.

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Project Comments

  • Gulf Coast Gives Donor Mon, Apr 23, 2012

    Thank you, Patricia Stucky, for allowing Gulf Coast staff to assist you with your $25 donation.

  • Gene Sweeney Thu, Apr 26, 2012

    Dear Michael Beaumier,Barbara M.Vaughn Robert W. Loy,Mark Pritchett,Greg Luberecki Burt and Kelly, Sky Academy Board of Directors Teri Hansen and Steve Wilberding and Jay McHargue, It is with great appreciation and thanks for your generous and kind donation to the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial Building Fund. Please know that your donation will go a long way in helping us reach our goal of $34,000 by July 4th, 2012. I believe with all my heart that with your help we can raise these funds by July 4, 2012. Thank you so much for believing in and supporting the 9.11 Victims of Fallen Military Heroes Memorial. Best regards, Gene E.F. (Gene) Sweeney President/CEO Salt of the Earth USA www.saltoftheearthusa.org

  • Gene Sweeney Thu, May 03, 2012

    Thanks Stephen Picazio for your very kind donation of $100.00, this is greatly appreciated and very much needed. Regards, Gene Sweeney Salt of the Earth USA

  • Gene Sweeney Fri, May 18, 2012

    Thank you Mary and Mike Button for your thoughtful and kind $50.00 donation. This donation will help towards reaching our goal of the remaining $30,600. Best regards, Gene Sweeney President Salt of the Earth USA

  • Joe Rutherford Wed, May 23, 2012

    I have tried to donate to the 9/11 memorial project but have been unable to verify that my donation has been accepted. Please contact me @ 941-730-3707.

  • Joe Rutherford Thu, May 24, 2012

    IT APPEARS THAT MY DONATION HAS BEEN ACCEPTED. I ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME FOR A VERY GOOD CAUSE.LET US NOT FORGET THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE OTHERS HAVE MADE SO THAT WE CAN LIVE IN THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA..........IN GOD WE TRUST.

  • Gene Sweeney Fri, May 25, 2012

    On behalf of Salt of the Earth USA and Gulf Coast Gives we greatly appreciate the gracious donation of $500.00 from Maryanne and Thomas Delaney of Venice. Thank You so very much... Gene Sweeney President/CEO Salt Of The Earth USA

  • Gene Sweeney Sat, May 26, 2012

    How Wonderful! Mr. Dave Zwelling of Sarasota has donated $1,000 directly to Salt of the Earth USA for the building of the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial in Patriots Park in Venice, Florida. THANK YOU, Gene Sweeney

  • Gene Sweeney Sat, May 26, 2012

    Mr. & Mrs. Alan DePeters of Lakewood Ranch has donated $500.00 directly to Salt of the Earth USA 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial Build Fund. It is with our sincere appreciation and THANKS... Gene Sweeney Salt of the Earth USA

  • Gene Sweeney Wed, Jun 06, 2012

    Thank you Mr.Hershberger and the employee's of PGT Industries in Venice, Fl., for the wonderful donation. This is a tremendous demonstration of the community citizen PGT Industries is and a supporter of the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial Project. With great appreciation and thanks, Gene Sweeney President/CEO Salt of the Earth USA

  • Gene Sweeney Fri, Jun 08, 2012

    Thank you C.J. Fishman for your kind and thoughtful donation to help build the 911 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial in Patriots Park in Venice, FL. Regards, E.F. (Gene) Sweeney Salt ot the Earth USA

  • Gene Sweeney Wed, Jun 13, 2012

    THANK YOU Mayor Holic for your support and kind donation to the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial. We're seeing a Big Rally of support from the Venice community. With great appreciation! Gene Sweeney Salt of the Earth USA

  • Gene Sweeney Wed, Jun 13, 2012

    With Great Appreciation and THANKS to LeaderChip for the wonderful donation, it will go a long way in helping build the 9.11 Memorial in Patriots Park in Venice. Regards, Gene Sweeney Salt of the Earth USA

  • Mark Pritchett Wed, Jun 13, 2012

    Join us and fellow veterans as we raise money for this 9.11 and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial on Thursday, June 21st at Polo Bar and Grill in Lakewood Ranch. Celebrity Bartenders include: Retired Colonel USMC John Saputo Scott Bill State Representative Greg Steube Dick Woodall Michael Milhoan Gene Sweeney Tim Larson We're looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Gene Sweeney Tue, Jun 19, 2012

    Dear ANN VAN COTT, we greatly appreciate your kind donation to the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial Building Fund. This donation will certainly help to defray our cost. Sincerely, Gene Sweeney Salt of the Earth USA

  • Gulf Coast Gives Donor Tue, Jun 26, 2012

    Thank you, Carolyn Boudreaux, for allowing Gulf Coast staff to assist you with your $25 donation.

  • Gulf Coast Gives Donor Tue, Jun 26, 2012

    A special thank you to Laurie Colombo for her generous $100 donation!

  • Gene Sweeney Sun, Jul 01, 2012

    It is with GREAT APPRECIATION that we accept the $500.00 donation to the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial Building Fund from the Blue Knights International(www.blueknightsinternational.org) organization. This is a tremendous donation from the many who where First Responders on 9.11. THANK YOU, Gene Sweeney Salt of the Earth USA

  • Gene Sweeney Sun, Jul 01, 2012

    Thank YOU Donald and Audrey O'Leary for your donation of $100.00 to the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Building Fund. Respectfully, Gene Sweeney Salt of the Earth USA

  • Gene Sweeney Sun, Jul 01, 2012

    Retired (USA) Lt. Colonel and Brenda Pratt, your generous donation of $100.00 is most appreciated. Thanks, Gene Sweeney Salt of the Earth USA

  • Gene Sweeney Fri, Jul 06, 2012

    Joe and Diane Dombrowski donated $1,000 will go a long way in helping to defray the construction cost and THANK YOU both so VERY MUCH! What a wonderful and generous donation... THANKS, Gene Sweeney Salt of the Earth USA

  • Gene Sweeney Fri, Jul 06, 2012

    A Big Thank You to he DAV Auxiliary 101 for the $500.00 donation to the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial Building Fund. This is a trmendous step towards helping reach our goal. With much appreciation... Gene Sweeney Salt of the Earth USA

  • Gene Sweeney Tue, Jul 10, 2012

    Many Thanks to Sarasota Ford for the wonderful $250.00 donation, this will certainly go a long way in helping to defray construction and materials cost. THANK YOU! Gene Sweeney Salt Of The Earth USA

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45 Neighbors have given

  • Gulf Coast Community Foundation$34,000
  • J2 Solutions Inc. $6,190
  • Hughey Construction Services,Inc.$5,150
  • PGT Industries$2,500
  • DRM Electric Service$2,250
  • Strayer Surveying and Mapping,Inc.$1,500
  • Kenny-Johnson Fabricators$1,500
  • ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design$1,486
  • Polo Grill Celebraty Bartending$1,229
  • Joe and Diane Dombrowski$1,000
  • Roger and Valerie Button$1,000
  • JHM Construction$1,000
  • Joe Rutherford$1,000
  • Venice Marble and Granite,Inc.$1,000
  • Butler Pavers$750
  • Nelson Designs$750
  • Jay McHargue$500
  • Blue Knights International Chapter XVIII$500
  • Universal Engineering Services$500
  • DAV Auxiliary 101$500
  • Anonymous$400
  • Sarasota Ford$250
  • John and Pam Holic$200
  • C.J. Fishman$150
  • Mark Pritchett$150
  • Gulf Coast Gives Donor$150
  • LeaderChip$150
  • Michael Beaumier$100
  • Gerald and Brenda Pratt$100
  • Ann Ryan$100
  • stephen j. picazio$100
  • Donald & Audrey O'Leary$100
  • Robert W. Loy$100
  • Teri Hansen and Steve Wilberding$100
  • margie morrell$100
  • Kevin Hicks$100
  • Joe and Betty Thro$50
  • Michael & Mary Button$50
  • Barbara M. Vaughn$50
  • Debra Mattar$50
  • Burt and Kelly$26
  • ANN VAN COTT$25
  • Robert Shaw$25
  • Anonymous$25
  • Greg Luberecki$25