Save the Armory - Home of the Milford Youth Center!
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We need your help. Over the last year, the Milford Youth Center staff, Commission, and Renovation Committee have been working very hard to make sure we get our 103-year old building renovated. We are not asking for a state of the art building, by any means - we are asking for a safe, handicap accessible, fire code compliant, and weather resilient building for our youth and entire community!
This building was purchased for only one dollar from the state. All renovations to-date have been financed through donations. We have done the best we can to keep the building as safe as possible but the roof has reached its life expectancy, the gym floor is buckling, half the doors are no longer functional, and the building floods with every rainstorm.
It's time Milford takes responsibility for this building and our only chance is now. We see thousands utilize the building every month, through the 500 registered After School members, the rentals that utilize the building seven days a week, and our summer camp program. It is a historical treasure for the Town!
So how can you help?
1. Most importantly, round all your contacts that care about the Center and make sure they attend two meetings:
- Finance meeting: Wednesday, May 14th @ 7PM @ Town Hall, Room 3: Finance Committee will favor or not favor our Article for town meeting – it will be much easier to get this renovation passed with their support – but they are thorough – so we need to show them how many groups and people utilize THIS building and that moving to another location is not possible! (The Finance Committee already cancelled on us when we had a big crowd of support- so this time we are looking to rally even more – The Center will be Open from 6-7 PM if you would like to come to the Center first and walk over with us as a group!!!)
- Town Meeting on Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall (The Center will be open from 6-7 before for all supporters that would like to go over from there): We want to show all Town Meeting members the support we have and how many people truly care for the building. There are currently 230 Town Meeting members and we need 2/3 of them to vote yes in order to get the Article passed. This is very difficult and we need your help!
2. Use Social Media to like our Facebook and Twitter pages. Share your stories and pictures by sending them to us. We will be posting daily impact testimonials and info about our programs - share these on your pages. Click here to view some testimonials that already have been posted!
3. Contact the local media, Town Meeting members and Finance Committee members. Links to these emails are available at MilfordYouthCenter.net. Also visit the website for more information and to see a video that the youth helped make showing how important the center is to them.
4. Sign this petition and share with all your contacts!!!
We appreciate your support and your time in reading this. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are in danger of losing this building and the entire Youth Center but with your help...we can make sure that doesn't happen!
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