Tampa Businessman Bob Gries Donates $50k towards removal of Confederate monument

Tampa Businessman Bob Gries Donates $50k towards removal of Confederate monument

Tampa Businessman Bob Gries Donates $50k towards removal of Confederate monument

Today Tampa Businessman Bob Gries donated $50,000 towards removal of Hillsborough County Courthouse confederate monument.

 “The world’s eyes are watching and I couldn’t sit idly by while a chorus of Tampanians call for this Confederate monument to be removed,” said Tampa businessman Bob Gries. “I hope we can come together as a community to raise the remainder of the funds necessary to remove the monument. Tampa is one of America’s premiere cities and we can’t let this blemish our reputation.”

 The gofundme.com page to donate towards the removal of the Confederate statue is located here: https://www.gofundme.com/HillsboroughCountyStatue

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 Ashley Bauman

Director of Marketing & Communications

City of Tampa / 306 E. Jackson / Tampa, Florida

p: (813) 274-8262 / c: (813) 390-7455 / e: ashley.bauman@tampagov.net

@AshleyBauman / @CityOfTampa

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Published at Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:01:00 +0000