Decay Devils, Inc has been approved by USA TODAY Network to compete in A Community Thrives Challenge.
If we reach a $3,000 minimum, we will become eligible to receive additional operating grants of a $25,000 grant for 1st place, $15,000 grant for 2nd place, and a $10,000 grant for 3rd place, at the end of the 4-week USA TODAY Community Thrives Grant Challenge.
Only donations $10 - $10,000 count.
BONUS! Your generous donations during this 4-week challenge (March 18th – April 12th) can help us win Fan Favorite weekly grant incentives as well.
BONUS Challenge WEEK 1 (Monday, March 18th -Monday, March 25th) - The top 5 in Tier 1 that raise the most funds online this week will each win $2,000.
BONUS Challenge WEEK 2 (Monday, March 25th - Monday, April 1st) -The top 5 in each Tier 1 that receive the most individual donations online will each win $3,000.
BONUS Challenge WEEK 3 (Monday, April 1st - Monday, April 8th) -The top 2 in Tier 1 that raise the most online will each win $5,000.
BONUE Challenge WEEK 4 (Monday, April 8th- Friday April 12th) – The top 5 in Tier 1 that receive the most individual donations online will each win $3,000.
So, what is a "Decay Devil" you ask? Well, we'll tell you. Our name is a pun for the words "Decay" and "Dare Devils". We started out as a group of artists, writers, urban explorers, and photographers that saw the infinite beauty in the architecture of old, decaying structures, with a dare devilish hunger to explore them. Our passion for the love and upkeep of these structures became our mission when we became an official 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2015.
*All members work regular 9-5's, so 100% of all donations go towards our organization's cause.*
Preserving history and its wonderful landmarks, are at the forefront of Decay Devils many adventures, community outreaches, and rehabilitation projects. Based out of Northwest Indiana, the Decay Devils have gone from playing inside, to actively restoring abandoned buildings. Through our travels, we have discovered, that some of Earth's greatest treasures are in danger of being reclaimed by nature and time. We aim to protect and restore these nostalgic and monumental treasures, with our landmark preservation efforts, but we cannot achieve our goals alone. We need YOU!
Help us and become an honorary Decay Devil, in educating the world that "historical preservation matters" - through your generous contributrions, whether they be the ones that jingle or the ones that fold :)
The funds raised in USA Today Network's A Community Thrives Challenge will go towards Decay Devils, Incorporated educational programs as well as its restoration and preservation efforts, starting with our first project - Gary Union Station.
Your support is crucial to us and we are grateful and thankful for the opportunity to increase your support through USA Today Network's A Community Thrives Challenge.
To learn more about Decay Devils, Incorporated and our many amazing programs and accomplishments, please visit us at http://www.decaydevils.org.
And Remember - REVITALIZATION STARTS WITH YOU!