While association memberships are a key component in funding the Heritage Ministries Department, Fields of the Wood, and related sites, it is not enough.
In years past, various states sponsored a marker or building within the park. They would raise funds, and that marker or building would be repaired or updated as needed. Some areas continue to maintain these sponsorships.
For example, the Church of God of Prophecy in Tennessee has sponsored the pavilion for many years. As a part of their commitment as a sponsor, they recently invested a significant amount of money to refurbish the pavilion. You can see pictures of the before and after on this blog.
I realize that not all of our states and regions can fully sponsor a marker or building at the park, so there is a need to share the load. With that thought in mind, I would like to introduce the "Heritage Partners" campaign. States, regions, local churches, and individuals can adopt a marker, building, or project at the park with a monthly, quarterly, or annual financial commitment.
When these monies are received, they would be put in a restricted fund for that particular marker, building, or project. As repairs or upgrades are needed, those funds would be used. With enough Heritage Partners and Association Members, we could help ensure that the park and related historical sites would be maintained in excellent fashion.
If you think you would be interested, please let me know. I will send you a Heritage Partner form.