The group behind a downtown Olympia mural honoring Rachel Corrie is looking to raise $6,000 by the end of the month for mural repairs and maintenance.
Corrie, an Olympia native, was killed by an bulldozer while defending the home of a Palestinian family in Rafah in 2003. The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural at the corner of State Avenue Northwest and Capitol Way North is maintained by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice.
The mural was started in 2006 and shows an olive tree with leaves created by artists from around the world.
Over the weekend, crews inspected the 4,000-square-foot mural and reinforced the leaves. Next the entire surface will get a seal.
Down the road, the foundation plans to replace some of the leaves and add solar lights to illuminate the mural at night.
“After 10 years of Olympia winters, this vibrant, living mural needs repairs,” the group wrote in a fundraising email. People who donate $100 will get their names added to the mural, the email said.
To give or learn more
To give to the mural fund, go to https://www.hatchfund.org/projectDonation/new/project_id/6809.
To learn more, contact the Rachel Corrie Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.