The global movement to save the SS United States needs all hands on deck!
Even one individual can make an extraordinary difference, and the Conservancy is continually inspired by the energy and initiative of the Big U's incredible supporters. Today, learn how you can get involved.
While they may have heard of her record-breaking service career, many people don’t realize that the SS United States still exists, or understand why she’s so important. They don’t know where she’s docked, or that she is need of our help. Together, we need to mobilize communities everywhere so that people throughout the nation know that America’s Flagship is in danger of being lost forever!
• Organize a video screening of the fantastic films Lady in Waiting and Made In America at a local library, club, church, senior center, school or venue.
• Reach out to your local media. Many regional and community newspapers, both print and online, are interested in the ship and our efforts to save her. Add an element of local interest by sharing your connection to the ship and interest in saving her.
• Network with local museums and maritime organizations. Ask them if they would consider hosting a temporary exhibition and/or a presentation about the ship.
• Get kids involved. Reach out to your children’s or grandchildren’s schools, Scouts troops or after-school activity groups. Make a presentation to a class, all-school assembly or scout troop meeting. Construct the ship out of Lego or other building materials and send us a photograph!
These are just a few ideas. Think about your community, connections and interests to determine how best you can help, and then let us know so that we can promote your efforts through our website, e-newsletter and social media platforms!
Feeling inspired? You can find more ideas for how you can help save America's Flagship on our website along with further resources. The SS United States remains a soaring example of our ability to join arm-in-arm to advance common goals. It took many hands to build her, and it will take all of us, working together, to save her.
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