Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- After three years of fundraising, the Angel of Hope statue in Duluth's Leif Erickson Park is just $3,000 short of becoming a permanent part of the community.
The Angel of Hope will stand as a symbol of hope for parents who have experienced the death of a child at any age.
So far, organizers have raised about $12,000, but need to raise the rest of the funds.
The statue is three feet tall and four feet wide and will sit on top of a large stone donated from Stone by Design.
Anyone who has lost a child is encouraged to purchase memorial pavers from the city of Duluth about fifty dollars.
"Boy girl, it doesn't matter," Dan Ansello, Treasurer of the Duluth Angel of Hope. "It's for everybody and anybody that has lost a child. It's for everybody around the area, from the Northshore, anybody around our area is welcome to be part of our group."
The Angel of Hope statue organizers plan to host a rummage sale near the end of September to raise money for the project.