A Newsday story about preservationists replacing the damaged beak of the marble eagle at the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road station noted that the organizers were trying to raise another $750 to spray a protective coating over the statue, which once stood at the famed Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan.
Three Newsday readers were inspired by the story, and each donated $750.
Jeff Kimmel, a Manhattan-based personal injury attorney and lifetime Hicksville resident, said the eagle's sentimental value drove him to donate.
"To be in Hicksville and to see something that beautiful really strikes a chord in me," he said.
Organizers used the $2,250 to add another coat of paint and the protective coating to the statue.