The Thomas Memorial AME Zion Church on Morrison Street has received a $100,000 financial boost to fix the historic church’s roof.
The Friends of Thomas Memorial Coalition — a group of about 10 preservationists across the state — has announced that it has obtained $100,000 in funding from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, a program from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Shameika Ingram, who’s leading efforts to renovate the church, said it was a collaborative effort to obtain the grant to make necessary repairs to the church’s roof.
“This is a tremendous achievement for the church. To be recognized for its historic value and to receive the support to keep the physical building in the community is an honor,” she said.
The People’s AME Zion Church in Syracuse, remains the church’s owner and is involved in the project.
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