Welcome To The BRICK Ministries

Welcome To The BRICK Ministries

The BRICK is Here for Our Community

Have you heard?  The BRICK is going solar!

Exciting news to share with you!  The BRICK Ministries has been given an opportunity to fill the south façade of its building with solar photovoltaic modules and the final piece required is a little more community support.

We’ve set up a GoFundMe campaign and we’re accepting donations now.  We’ve already received $10,000 in donated materials and services from OneEnergy Renewables, Jolma Electric and C & S Design & Engineering for the 11.38 kW solar installation.  We’ve also received about $10,000 in cash donations from OneEnergy employees and community members.  As of July 31st, there was $11,500 left to raise of the $31,990 project. That’s the GoFundMe goal, so we can achieve full funding without dipping into our operating budget.

The BRICK is the second nonprofit in our area to go solar because of this community-based approached.  The New Day Advocacy Center’s solar project is now funded and construction will begin soon.  If you would like to read more about both these projects, please check out Cheq Bay Renewables’ recent press release posted on their website here.

Besides donating, the best way you can help is to spread the word.  Please share this email with friends or share our Facebook post.  This is an exciting opportunity for our community to come together and show support for both organizations, advance clean energy generation and reduce long-term expenses so more money is available for our missions.

Can you help?

PS – If you’d rather make a donation with a check, simply write “solar” on the memo line and mail it to the address below.  We’ll make sure it counts toward our goal.

Thanks so much for your partnership!

The BRICK Ministries, Inc.
420 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI 54806


A Message from The BRICK Ministries’ Executive Director Liz Seefeldt About COVID-19

We believe that everyone deserves to have access to fresh food and essentials, especially in times of uncertainty. During this health emergency, The BRICK will remain open for business. Too many people depend on us for food and emergency financial assistance; we will make sure residents of Ashland and Bayfield Counties stay fed during any emergency.

We are taking a number of precautionary measures for the health and safety of our consumers, volunteers and team members. Our goal is to do everything we can to keep our operations up and running and people safe during this unprecedented and evolving situation.

Additional strategies employed to keep the pantry as sanitized as possible includes frequent disinfecting and sanitizing. Gloves are available and being worn by staff and volunteers. Hand sanitizers are available upon entry into the Pantry and in other locations.

TO OUR CONSUMERS:

carrotsAs of March 13, 2020, we will continue to provide food distribution during our regularly scheduled hours and at all four of our pantry locations.

The number of shoppers in the waiting room will be limited until further notice. Food selection is temporarily suspended and consumers will receive a pre-packed allotment of groceries based on household size (no exchanges or substitutions). PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS.

If you are ill, or have had contact with someone who is ill, please send your proxy to pick up you food on your behalf. If you have not named a proxy on your intake form, please be sure to send a written note authorizing your proxy.

Our Benevolence Manager will continue to meet with those seeking financial assistance during regularly scheduled hours; however, many meetings will take place by phone or email instead of in person. PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING TO THE OFFICE FOR BENEVOLENCE SERVICES, if possible.

TO OUR VOLUNTEERS:

PLEASE DON’T VOLUNTEER IF YOU ARE ILL OR ARE LIVING WITH SOMEONE WHO IS ILL.

Please provide notice to Office Manager Cheyanne Reeves via phone 715-682-7425 or email officemanager.thebrick@centurytel.net if you exhibit symptoms of illness (coughing, sneezing, fever), become ill, have had large-scale social contact at an event or have been traveling. Please do not return until you’ve recovered and your time away has reached the medically-advised window. Volunteers age 70 and older and those with chronic health conditions should avoid interpersonal contact with the public. Volunteers who care for vulnerable dependents at home should consider a break from volunteer service at this time.

TO OUR DONORS:

During this time of uncertainty, The BRICK’s services are as crucial as ever, and your support will help ensure our continued ability to serve our community.

Financial contributions can continue to be mailed to 420 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI 54806, or made online at any time on our Donate page.

Food donations can be brought to all four pantry locations during open hours.

The BRICK is a critical part of the public health continuum and is committed to serving low income community members who need food and resources. We continue to monitor and follow recommendations from all health authorities for updated information.

Thank you for supporting The BRICK Ministries!

Liz Seefeldt, Executive Director – 715-682-7425 ext. 2 or director.thebrick@centurytel.net


The BRICK Ministries is a faith based, nonprofit organization serving low income residents of Ashland and Bayfield Counties.