Columbine Memorial Funding

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Fundraising for a permanent memorial to the victims of the Columbine High School shootings got a boost from last month's fifth anniversary observance.

Fundraising for the $2.5 million dollar project had stalled with only about a quarter of the money collected. Organizers of the project say a $20,000 dollar donation from two Littleton Wal-Mart stores was made this week. Another $25,000 dollar pledge was made by a foundation affiliated with the American Students' Fund.

The project has received a total of about 60 thousand dollars
since the April 20th remembrance of the teacher and 12 students,
killed in the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999.

The hope is to start construction on the memorial by next year.