Susie Tennant at Town Hall informs us that Town Hall was just given $125,000 from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Christopher wrote about this a couple of days ago (and I wrote a followup post yesterday), directing Sloggers to vote for Town Hall in an online competition. Turns out, the top two vote-getters won, and Ms. Tennant thinks that Slog helped push Town Hall over the top. Here's the beginning of the press release:
Recognizing Unprecedented Photo Finish, Town Hall Seattle Also Awarded $125,000
SEATTLE — May 13, 2010 — American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced the Partners in Preservation popular vote winner, the Schooner Adventuress. As the popular vote winner, Sound Experience and the Schooner Adventuress will receive their full grant request of $125,000. In an impressive challenge never seen in the history of the Partners in Preservation program, Town Hall Seattle also staged a comeback resulting in several swings of the tally on the final day of voting. In recognition of the extreme closeness of the competition and the extraordinary efforts of both organizations to rally support, Town Hall Seattle will also receive its full grant request of $125,000.
Good job, Slog! You did a good deed and it didn't even cost you a dime. You should buy yourself an extra drink at Slog Happy tonight.