"The roof, it's difficult to tell, but I believe it has probably lost a few tiles. As far as I can tell, no major structural damage."
Sansing says the storm also derailed their fund-raising work because everyone involved has been busy cleaning up the damage and mess at their own homes. She's had to reschedule a meeting with a professional fund-raising group because her first meeting was scheduled for the day after Ike hit. She says she knows 11 million dollars is a huge amount of money, and raising it will be hard, but not impossible.
"What we're trying to do right now is raise the earnest money. We are a 501-c3 non-profit charity, and we're eligible for private foundation grants. Five years ago there was a lot of interest by several of those foundations."
Sansing says they need more volunteers, so they'll hold a recruiting event this Friday at 5pm, at the Nassau Bay Hilton across NASA Road One from the West Mansion. You can read the history of the West mansion, with a video tour, and get more information on what Preserved In Time is doing to save it visit their website at Preserved In Time.org.
Jim Bell, KUHF, Houston Public Radio News.