We are proud to say that many necessary renovations to The Bridges House have been successfully completed. However, this historic home is still in need of funds to keep it operating to its full potential. In order to keep the space functional, we need help from donors of all kinds. While monetary donations are so appreciated, we understand that it may not be in everyone’s budget to give a cash gift. That’s why Friends of Bridges House is also very thankful to those who have donated other needed goods and/or services in recent years.
In the summer of 2017, The Bridges House received a new reverse osmosis drinking water system from Capital Well Clean Water Center. Because the house is used for many meetings, gatherings, and events, this wonderful gift was the first step for the green initiative we will be undertaking for the house and property in 2018. Having this drinking water system is so valuable in doing our part to help save the environment from the plastic water bottle crisis plaguing our planet in addition to saving money.
There are other goods and services that Friends of Bridges House hope to obtain. Currently, we are in need of time-period furniture to fill all of the rooms in The Bridges House. We would like an audio sound system installed on the first floor of the house to aid in tours, and meetings and to keep the space useful in a digital world. While the house is used as a meeting facility for government and business purposes, it also serves as an event venue for community members, non-profits, and other civic organizations. We want to ensure that this historic home remains functional so that it can continue to be used and enjoyed by a variety of visitors.
As with any historic property, maintenance is a big priority. In order to maintain the home, we need to stay on top of necessary updates, both major and minor. Even small maintenance tasks, such as cleaning, landscape maintenance, and snow removal, can become costly. We welcome any kind of donation that may ease these types of expenses.
Interested in donating goods or services? Please contact Rhonda Hensley in the Governor’s Office at (603) 271-2121.