The Railroading Heritage of Midwest America (RRHMA) recently received a donation of $25,000 from the Candelaria Fund. Thanks to matching grant opportunities, the donation was increased and the RRHMA actually received $75,000.
The donation will be used for the restoration of steam engines that were donated to the museum by Union Pacific a few weeks ago. The Union Pacific #3985, #5511 and #6936 were delivered to the Silvis railyards from Wyoming and are in the process of being restored to full working condition.
The Calendaria Fund is a San Francisco based family foundation that makes grants in the areas of community cultural and historical organizations and economic opportunity projects to fight poverty, according to a post on the LinkedIn page of the foundation’s president, Richard Tower.