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If you want to help us locate, capture and publish WV Rosie Stories..
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Don’t let our "Rosies" die without knowing we appreciate them and their contribution to America!
Some "Rosie the Riveters" have died before we were able to interview them, including Ruth Wroblewski, our President’s mother.
We have stopped much work to interview some of the more than 40 women who have contacted us since March 29, when a
Charleston Gazette–Daily Mail ad told of our "search for Rosies."
Please help fund this important project to collect stories of women who worked "on the home front" in World War II. West Virginia women were known to be good "Rosies." These women are over 87 years old.
Garnet Kozielec, 92, tells her story. Garnet was taught riveting in Charleston, then she helped rivet major aircraft in Michigan and California during World War II. Veterans who work with us, under the lead of John Haulotte, are proud to honor women such as Garnet as part of our effort for young and old to work together to show pride in West Virginia.
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We are dedicated. We are going to complete this project and keep this history alive for all of your descendants for generations to come. But we need your help in capturing the first-person stories while these amazing ladies are still with us on this planet. As with anything related to the history of WWII, time is not our friend. That is why we need friends like you to help us finish our objectives.
- $50 buys a tank of gas that will take one of our interviewers out to record a Rosie life story.
- $25 buys a pack of videotapes to capture the stories.
- $10 is enough to send out information packets to ten newspapers who may publish our search for Rosies.
- We need to pay travel, lodging and meal expenses for volunteers to come to one of our locations and help transcribe the interviews, so we can preserve a written record as well as the recordings.
- There are other very important needs. The total cost to send out a team across the state to capture an interview cand be between $250 and $500 or more. Viewing, cataloguing and editing all of the interviews takes literally hundreds of hours, some of which has to be done in an editing studio. And then there are the day to day expenses of phone bills to paper clips.
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