State Rep. Dianne Hart is seeking state aid and Castor said the city will seek grants to help cover whatever costs remain.“Our history is imperative. Future generations need to understand how this city was built and who built it,” Castor said.Dr. Carolyn Hepburn Collins began trying to save the Jackson House nearly seven years ago when she was the president of the local chapter of the NAACP.She continued that work as chairwoman of Jackson House Foundation. On Monday, she celebrated the gift that made saving the house “a reality.”“On behalf of the Jackson House Foundation Board of Directors, we are eternally grateful for the generous time and resources (that) have made saving the Jackson House a reality,” said Collins in a statement. “From the support of Mayor Castor and the city council to the infusion of critical support from Mr. and Mrs. Vinik, we are thankful and we encourage everyone to join this effort to preserve our history.