Community Forklift “launched ‘FORKLIFT FORWARD’ campaign to gather support and raise funds” for new location after landlord, Washington Gas, “plans to discontinue commercial use” of current site

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Joanna writes:

“Can we do something about Community Forklift? Can we petition to Washington Gas? Not sure if anyone knows about how to fight these battles but we cannot let them close down.. so sad!”

Community Forklift writes:

“Did you see yesterday’s DCist article about Community Forklift’s search for a new location? Learn more about Community Forklift’s history, our team, the people we serve, and more about why we need to find a new home. In short, the landlord of our current location, Washington Gas, plans to discontinue commercial use of the site and so we’ll need to relocate at some point. We aim to stay open in our current building until a new site is located, though, so please continue to visit us at 4671 Tanglewood Dr. in the Edmonston/Hyattsville, MD, area!

It will take a good deal of planning, funding, and support to successfully relocate, so we’ve launched our “FORKLIFT FORWARD” campaign to gather support and raise funds. We welcome and encourage those who can provide financial support and/or assistance in identifying resources. Forklift Fans who have relationships in commercial real estate, in public relations, in the political sphere, and in nonprofit fundraising: please send ideas for how you can help to ForkliftForwar[email protected]. For more information, please visit our website.

Thank you for all of the well wishes and support!”

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