SS Red Oak Victory seeks donations amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Red Oak Victory serving up flapjacks for Father’s Day
SS Red Oak Victory is located at 1337 Canal Blvd. in Richmond.

It costs, on average, $4,000 per month just to keep the SS Red Oak Victory, a restored World War II Victory ship that serves as a museum, tied to the pier on Richmond’s shoreline.

With the ship closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and unable to generate revenue from visitors, there’s no revenue source to cover the ongoing costs to maintain the ship, museum officials said.

A fundraiser called Fund the Ship for a Day has been launched to keep the museum afloat. Click below for more information on possible donation levels.

“Our all-volunteer crew, many of whom are pictured above, cannot wait to get back to the ship and start greeting visitors again,” museum officials said.