The Salisbury Elks Lodge is looking for $1,500,000.00 to renovate and upgrade just the building alone.
In my honest opinion, the sad part about many of these non profit organizations, (much like liberal elected officials) tend to ignore infrastructure, upkeep and maintenance. All too often, in the end, it's the shock factor. I'm broke, everyone else help me!
Well start a Go Fund Me account and see how fast you raise money. The next thing we know we'll see Mayor Day running to the Council asking for a check.
In business, you either survive or you fail. How these people can come out at the last minute and claim, OMG, our roof is leaking really bad, like they didn't know that already! You mean to tell me you don't have members that do roofing? You mean you've ignored the stains in the ceilings for years and did nothing?
If you refuse to use a percentage of your funds to maintain your facility, why should ANYONE believe that IF they donated almost two million dollars that the next millennial generations running the place will keep it up, NOT.
It's time to let go and sell the property to someone who knows how to run and maintain a professional business. Stop asking the public to "bail you out" the millennial way.