The Salvation Army’s new community center is under construction on Bank Street beside the organization’s headquarters. The organization is selling personalized bricks to line the pathway to the building’s front door.
The Salvation Army’s new community center is under construction on Bank Street beside the organization’s headquarters. The organization is selling personalized bricks to line the pathway to the building’s front door.

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Honorary bricks on sale

Published 8:56pm Saturday, March 30, 2013

Philanthropic folks in the community can pay $100 or $200 to be immortalized — or immortalize someone else — in a brick pathway that will lead to the front door of the Salvation Army’s new community center on Bank Street.

Bricks can be ordered to recognize someone special, a local family or business.

“People can order whatever they want,” said Susan Glover, chair of brick sales for the new building. “We’re hoping to have a lot of participation throughout the community.”

The goal is to sell a minimum of 300 bricks. A small brick will cost $100, and a large brick will cost $200. The cost of bricks is tax-deductible, Glover added.

The new building under construction beside the organization’s headquarters on Bank Street will include basketball courts, a computer room, three classrooms, a wellness center and more. It will be a place for the surrounding community, particularly young people and seniors, to access community programs, after-school resources and programs to promote physical and spiritual health.

The organization has sold about 75 bricks and hopes to sell at least 300 bricks. If they sell more, they’ll make space, Glover said, either leading to the front door or to a side door.

“It’s a great way for people to participate in this overall project,” she said. “There seems to be at this time a huge effort in Suffolk to really unite behind Suffolk and its businesses. This facility is directly related to residents in our community and those in the greatest need. I think that whenever you help people in our community, you definitely help the entire community.”

To order a brick, folks can call the Salvation Army at 539-5201 and request an order form be mailed to them, or send an email to sarmybricks@gmail.com and request a form be emailed to them.

Online orders are also accepted at www.bricksrus.com/order/salvationarmysuffolk.

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