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St. John's Church hits fundraising goal after CBS 6 story

The group credited Greg McQuade for helping.
Posted at 2:28 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 14:28:23-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The non-profit St. John's Church Foundation reached its fundraising goal to make badly-needed repairs to the historic Richmond building where Patrick Henry cried "Give me liberty or give me death."

The group credited Greg McQuade's "I Have a Story" for helping it reach its fundraising goal.

After the story published Friday, more than $10,000 in donations poured in to help with Project Red Coat.

The project was named after a think coat of red paint that trapped water for decades and caused serious damage to the church's brick foundation.

If the decay wasn't repaired, the non-profit group said part of the church could collapse.

The new donations will help obtain a $50,000 matching grant.

Once repairs begin - construction should take two months to complete and help stabilize St. John's Church for decades.