Press release from Friends of East Flat Rock:
Businesses surrounding the proposed asphalt plant site in East Flat Rock are banding together to raise legal and advertising funds.
Rick Baldaramos, new owner of Lakemont Cottages (https://lakemontcottages.com/) announced March 23, 2021 he will match dollar for dollar the first $12,000 in Friends Of East Flat Rock donations received between March 23, 2021 and April 15, 2021. A minimum of $7,000 needs to be raised for the neighbors to receive Baldaramos’ donation, with a hope that $25,000 will be raised in total to fight an asphalt plant trying to rezone East Flat Rock. See this video on Rick’s motivation to fight this asphalt plant: https://youtu.be/eYR3wVdu1x4
In less than 24 hours, neighboring business owners, Nancy Wilson of Camp Wayfayer (https://www.campwayfarer.com/) and Michelle Tennant of Wasabi Publicity (https://wasabipublicity.com/) rose to the challenge gifting a $1,000.00 donation each. See this video with Baldaramos, Wilson, and Tennant about the challenge: https://youtu.be/QbXQUOmHtBE
Other local businesses can participate in Lakemont Cottages’ challenge and receive additional publicity to Friends of East Flat Rock growing 12,215 members. All donations are tax-deductible thanks to local nonprofit, Mountaintrue (https://mountaintrue.org/)
To participate in the fundraising challenge, donate directly to Mountaintrue 121 Third Avenue West, Suite #1, Hendersonville, NC 28792, and write down “Friends Of East Flat Rock” in the memo line of your gift or donate online https://friendsofeastflatrock.org/donate/