Montrose Management District Sets Up Account with Montrose Boulevard Conservancy 501(c)3 to Accept Tax Deductible Contributions for Bridge Lights
Houston, TX – January 29, 2018 – The Montrose Management District announced today that it has taken the administrative steps necessary to accept contributions for keeping the Montrose Bridge Lights working – until the court order preventing the District from making any expenditures is lifted.
Contributions can be made out to the “Bridge Lights Fund” c/o the Montrose Boulevard Conservancy, a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit – and mailed to the Montrose Management District at PO Box 22167, Houston, TX, 77227. All donations are tax deductible and will be used solely for paying the utility bills required to light the Montrose Bridges.
Ben Brewer, executive director of the Montrose Management District, commented, “We hope this is a temporary situation, and it is my sincerest hope that we can get back to delivering the services that ensures Montrose remains a safe, clean and attractive place to live and do business.”
The Montrose Management District also wants to thank (again) Mayor Turner, the executive leadership of Reliant Energy and the many friends of the Montrose community who have reached out in recent days with generous offers of support.
David Houston, a Montrose resident and owner of New Leaf Real Estate was one of the first contributors to the 501(c)3 fund. “I’m not trying to make a political statement, I just feel strongly about those lights and what they mean for our city,” said Mr. Houston. “My wife and I think they are so iconic and important for this part of town and I know a lot of people who share our view.”
Ed Brandon, former weatherman for KTRK abc13 and resident of Montrose, also contributed. He said, “I want to thank the District for taking the leadership to get the lights turned back on.”