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Buy a Brick to Support Medical Care

Mar 11, 2011 10:12PM ● By Anonymous

To date, members of the community have donated nearly $1 million for the free-standing emergency center operated by Shore Health System at Nesbit Road and US Rt. 50 in Queenstown.

“The community members who make up the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center Capital Campaign Committee wanted to find a way for more people to put their mark on this new medical facility,” explains Patricia O’Shea, Director of Development for Shore Health System. “They suggested asking their friends and neighbors to make small donations to purchase a personalized brick that would be displayed in a seating area at the entrance to the building.”

For a donation of $125, a donor can purchase a standard size brick; the price for a larger brick is $300. The bricks will be inscribed with the names of the honoree then used to build a semi-circular seating area and walkway that leads to the entrance of the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center.

Donors who want to make a more substantial gift can purchase a granite bench for $5,000. The bench will be engraved with a personalized message and placed in the outside seating area.

“This fundraiser gives members of the community a chance to help create a memorial that celebrates the life-saving work that happens every day at the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center,” says Mareen Waterman, Chair of the Capital Campaign Committee. “Your gift can be made in memory of someone who has passed away and to honor a special person or group of people who have helped the community. The brick can also commemorate an important milestone for you and your family.”

To purchase a brick or a bench, send donations to the Memorial Hospital Foundation, MHF-QAEC, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601. Make checks payable to MHF-QAEC Brick Garden. For more information, call Pat O’Shea, 410-822-1000, ext. 5915. Also visit