Reading’s most iconic structure, the steeple of Old South Church, is in danger of extinction. An activist group consisting of concerned leaders from the church and the Reading community has banded together to raise much-needed funds in order to restore the steeple and preserve it for the future. The group has formed the non-profit organization, “The Reading Steeple and Bell Tower Fund,” with the hopes of raising awareness to the need, and inspiring the Reading community to pitch in and save this beloved and historical landmark. A new website features an image of the church with and without the steeple — indicating the potential future of the steeple without at least $130,000 in needed repairs. The website also provides detailed information on the nature of the repairs, and the means to make a tax-deductible contribution directly online. Visit the website at Readingsteeple.org.