The next big project to tackle at the arts center is the installation of additional sprinkler heads to ensure guest safety.
The fact that the facility was sprinklered when we moved in was a huge benefit, but when we added upstairs spaces, the areas downstairs were no longer covered by the existing sprinkler layout. So we must install sprinkler heads in the two restrooms, the office, under the stairwell, and in the greenroom.
Bids for the work -- which must be done by a licensed, bonded fire protection services company -- have ranged from $14,000 to $22,000. We've started writing grant proposals to help pay for the project, and guests at the recent auction also added to the sprinkler fund through the Bid-A-Project bidding.
You can support this critical part of the arts center construction project by donating today via PayPal (click on the Donate button below). Designate the sprinkler system in your comments/notes, and we'll categorize the donation for that use only. Of course, we also accept checks and donations by credit card!
Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization, with a 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Donations made to the organization are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
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