EL CENTRO â€“ The County Board of Supervisors approved a contribution of $5000 to the Boy Scout of America Troop No. 4076 for their proposed Imperial County Veteranâ€™s Memorial Monument to be located at the Imperial Airport.
Troop member Joaquin Villegas proposed this memorial as his â€œEagle Scout Leadership Service Projectâ€ and upon completion the memorial will be donated to the County of Imperial.
The entire $100,000 project will be funded through donations. The City of Imperial and community members have pledged to upkeep the memorial.
Villegas has created a FaceBook page at Imperial-County Veterans Memorial and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org for those with question or desiring to donate to the memorial.
Villegas said it is a tax-exempt donation and checks can be made payable toÂ â€œBSA Troop 4076 I.C. Veterans Memorial Projectâ€.Â Send mail to Troop 4076, Imperial County Veterans Memorial Project, P.O. Box 913, Imperial. CA 92251. He can send back a certificate stating your donation was tax deductible.