Do you ever wonder where the funds come from to keep the USS ORLECK Naval Museum afloat?  The answer:  through the generous support of people like you, our supporters!  As with all historic museum ships, revenue from tours, events, and grants is very important, but your direct support is the key to our success

The year 2016 is indeed another milestone in that it is the 71st Anniversary of the launching and commissioning of USS ORLECK DD-886 in 1945.  It is also the time of the year that we reach out to members and friends of the ORLECK to ask for your help  We have set a modestl goal of raising $15,000 in honor of the ORLECK’s 71st Anniversary to help with restoration and other xpenses (insurance, utilities, and other important needs).  Of course donatons over and above this amount are greatly needed.  A follow-on campaing will be established soon.

Giving is simple – you can donate on-line at; mail a check or money order (payable to:  USS Orleck Naval Museum, P.O. Box 4470, Lake Charles LA 70606-4470); or call (337) 214-7447 to donate over the phone.  You will receive correspondence acknowledging your donation for your files and for tax purposes.  We are also asking for in-kind donations such as paint, plumbing supplies, a tank-less hot water heater, welding supplies, and other general industrial supplies and equipment.  Email us at or call (337) 214-7447 for more information.

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