Peoria Public Radio Staff
Fri September 27, 2013
John Deere donating $400,000 to maintain National Mall grounds
“As you know what’s going on in Washington right now and with the federal budget cuts across the board, the national mall has really seen a reduction in the revenue they have to take care of this iconic space. And so partnerships like John Deere…these kind of partnerships are essential,” Cunningham says.
When approached by the Trust, Cunningham says Deere was eager to help. She says the mall hosts more visitors each year than the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite parks combined.The Trust for the National Mall is trying to raise a total of 350 million dollars - to restore the mall and add amenities.