A worker with the National Park Service cleans off paint thrown on the Lincoln Memorial. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The National Park Foundation and WUSA9, WLTX's sister station in D.C., are teaming up to raise money to fight vandalism against national memorials and parks, like the vandalism at the Lincoln Memorial on Friday.
Text the work PARKS to 90999 to donate $10 (two "Lincolns") or log on to the National Park Foundation website ( www.nationalparks.org/restore ) to donate $5 or as much as you want to #RespectLincoln.
People can send a pic of you and your $5 bill to show your support for the Lincoln Memorial and our national parks. Use the hash-tag #RESPECTLINCOLN.
"In the early morning hours of July 26th, the Lincoln Memorial was vandalized. Unfortunately this is an occurrence that is seen repeated in national parks across the country. In honor of our nation's more than 400 national parks, the National Park Foundation is raising funds to protect and preserve the Lincoln Memorial and other national parks that have experienced vandalism. Your generous donation will make it possible to help the National Park Service restore, protect and safeguard these treasured places, so they may be experienced today and for generations to come," officials from the National Park Foundation said.