The Fundraising Campaign for 2018 has started off with several momentous firsts.
Universal Metal Works launched the first business support for the grass- roots revitalization project, Fulton Block Builders (FBB): 2018 campaign. The Sharkey’s were impressed to learn that there was a quarter of a million dollars invested in 22 distinct blocks and 127 properties in 2017. John Sharkey III said, “The first year was very inspiring, I am happy to see this kind of excitement in the city and am pleased to support further growth.” John IV said, “Fulton has many positive attributes for living and doing business, it’s impressive to see a program like this take off in such a strong way and we are proud to be a part of it.”
Legislator Karasek said, “I represent the 22nd District which includes parts of the City of Fulton and I am impressed with the positive energy FBB is bringing to our residents. I make a point of supporting and sponsoring initiatives that I think are good for my District, so this decision was an easy one for me.” Linda Eagan, Administrative Director of the Fulton Block Builders (FBB) said, “Legislator Karasek saw the positive potential for this program early last year and donated his entire county raise to the program in 2017 and now has made another strong commitment for 2018. Fulton residents are lucky to have this kind of leadership and backing!”
Dennis and Kellie Merlino went to the Fulton Block Builder website and made a $10.00 monthly reoccurring contribution. Dennis and Kellie were actively involved in the Fulton Block Builder (FBB) inaugural year – 2017, by being Block Leaders as well as Ambassadors. But that wasn’t enough, they have been watching the enthusiasm grow in the city and wanted to do even more! They expressed strong excitement about the Shineman $100,000 matching grant and wanted to get FBB off to a great fund-raising start. Dennis said, “Kellie and I are challenging community members to help support this growth. So, we are challenging each of you to donate to Fulton Block Builders today. We used the very simple PayPal link on the Fulton Block Builders web page: Donate”
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John Sharkey III and John Sharkey IV, owners of Universal Metal Works, pledge the first business donation in support of the 2018 Fulton Block Builders - Block Challenge.
Legislator James Karasek, representing the 22nd District in the Oswego County Legislature, is the first public official to pledge financial support to the FBB 2018 Fundraising Campaign.
Dennis and Kellie Merlino make the first community member contribution in support of the 2018 Fulton Block Builders program.