SAVE THE STATION FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
The Longswamp Township Historical Society (LTHS) has set a campaign goal of an estimated $310,000 for the total project, which includes the assessment, dismantling, reassembly and restoration of the Mertztown train station. Currently, we have raised 15 percent of the needed funds through a combination of treasury fund transfers; fundraisers; individual, family and business donations and the first of what we anticipate to be multiple foundation grant awards.
There are multiple ways for you to contribute to the success of this project.
Donate in Person
Each year, the LTHS sponsors multiple lectures, programs, field trips and special events . Please check our Events page for scheduled activities.
Donation via personal check:
A check, noting your wishes in the Memo line, ensures that your full donation will go toward the Mertztown Train Station project. Checks can be mailed to:
Longswamp Township Historical Society
P.O. Box 610, Mertztown, PA 19539
We can accept a donation via multiple channels:.
1. Web Store
Visit our store to make a purchase, join the LTHS, or make a donation. You an also purchase any items while there, or also sign up to become a supporting LTHS member.
You can make an online donation of $10 or more via our GoFundMe page.
If you already have a Paypal account, you can submit any amount through Paypal to LongswampHistory@gmail.com.
To learn more about donating funds through Paypal, you can watch this YouTube video.
Visit our Facebook page and submit any donation through our fundraiser.
NOTE: To use the Paypal or Facebook options, you must have an already registered account. A donation in any amount is greatly appreciated!
The LTHS is an incorporated 501(c)3 non-profit and, as such, donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our tax identification number is 30-0720739.
Become a Sponsor
You can sponsor a specific component of the station or major fundraising event to target your donation or contribution of time. Your sponsorship will be recognized below as well as on a donor board and in annual report and other documents. To learn more, please contact us by email at
LongswampHistory@gmail.com or by mail.
Provide Goods or Services
Donations of goods and services are another great way to help Save the Station. The value of your in-kind donations is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. To learn more, please contact us by email at LongswampHistory@gmail.com or by mail.
Berks County Community Foundation's Conservation Equity Fund
Atlas Minerals & Chemicals, Inc.
Radcliffe's Great Valu Markets
Spotts Insurance Group
Christian Congregation Church
Longswamp Lions Club
Sons of the American Legion
Topton Fish & Game Association
Deb & Ernie Angstadt
Sue (Boyer) & Larry Hertzog
Dr. Sandra M. Chase
Rev. Dr. Michael Combs
... plus numerous anonymous donations made via the Network for Good and during sponsored programs and events.