In their fight to save the Westbury Community Garden, Westbury began a grassroots fundraising effort to raise the necessary funds independently. As part of their fundraising goal, they set a goal to raise $50,000 among the community. Through the persistence of e-mails, constant updates in the Westbury Crier, and friends and supporters from nearby communities, the Westbury Community Garden has received $46,000 in donations so far.

“Thank You, and Thank You once again! We weren’t sure how high to set our initial fundraising goal in our efforts to raise funds to save the 7-acre Westbury Community Garden,” states Jennifer Edmondson, Officer Manager of the Westbury Civic Club. “That was an enormous goal to set so early in our efforts, but we had faith in our Westbury residents and friends and allies. We also have faith that this project is worth doing — to protect this 7-acres of land as a public greenspace instead of yet another apartment complex built in southwest Houston.”

Some folks have already made a contribution for 2014. The Westbury community continues to raise funds and encourage supporters to continue to champion their cause. Donations received ranged from $10 up to $5,000.

All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, click here for the Westbury Crier.