FLUSHING – The New York Landmarks Conservancy has authorized a $5,000 grant though their Sacred Sites Program to repair the 45-foot wooden spire that sits atop St. George’s Episcopal Church which was severely damaged during the September 16 tornado. Assemblymember Grace Meng followed up with New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to arrange for an architect to tour the damaged site and begin making plans for its restoration.
“I want to sincerely thank the Landmark Conservancy Commission for their commitment in restoring this important landmark structure. St. George’s Church has been an essential part of our community for hundreds of years and I am delighted that grant will help ensure that the Church can continue to be of service to the community,” said Assemblywoman Meng.
The Sacred Sites Program has awarded over $6.5 million in grants from the Sacred Sites Fund to over 650 religious institutions in New York State.