April 3rd Photos Page

Well, here we've flashed ahead almost eight weeks.  I've been onboard every Saturday since my last posting and things on the ship have changed dramatically from my point of view.  There's been a change at the top with the old CEO/President resigning and a new man stepping up.  As the new CEO got settled into his position it quickly became painfully obvious how bad the ships current financial situation is.  The new CEO has held several meetings with the volunteers, carefully explaining the situation and asking them to make a donation if they can, or go out and try and get donations from friends and family.  He also asked the Board of Trustees for donations and for them to go out and shake the bushes for donations to try and make up a huge shortfall.  According to the new CEO, the ship is currently behind on paying bills that total in excess of $600,000. In addition to asking the volunteers and Board Members for donations, a Spring Fund Raising Campaign has been launched featuring t-shirts, commemorative bricks on the pier, and a wall plaque featuring an authentic piece of teak decking from the ship (for those who read The Jerseyman this campaign was highlighted in the last issue).  For more information about our current situation, or to see how you can help by making a donation and receiving a great battleship t-shirt, click Here.  The photos below are from a rally that was held today on the ship to show support for keeping her in Camden, NJ. Obligations at my day job prevented me from attending this event, but one of my fellow volunteers provided a bunch of photos for me to post for all to see.  Since I wasn't there my normal captions are not in place, but at least you know what the event was for.  All I can say is we are in a desperate situation and need to raise a huge amount of cash in a pretty short period of time.  If everyone who reads this makes a donation we would be well on our way.  Donate $25 and get a great battleship t-shirt, or donate $100 and put a customized brick in the pier or get a plaque featuring an authentic piece of the ships teak decking. Please help if you can, and please pass on the word that our ship needs help.  Thanks in advance for your support, I'm hoping that working together we can all get the ship "back in the black."

 

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