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Fundraising ABC’s Part 2 (Letters H-N)

Posted by brickmarkersusa on September 30, 2011

When creating your fundraising project it is important to use the appropriate verbiage.  Below we’ve continued to compile some essential words and phrases to keep in mind when communicating during your fundraiser.  This time we’ve done letters H-N.

H.      HERITAGE – property inherited/passed down

I.       INITIATIVE – originate and/or follow through with a plan; taking the first step

J.      JUSTICE – moral or ideal rightness; could be what your project is working toward or standing for

K     KINDNESS – the quality of being warm-hearted & sympathetic

L.     LEGACY – property or valuables given to each generation; an important item you want your future generations to hold on to

M.    MATCHING GRANT – a grant, or donation, that is made to equal funds provided by other donors

N.     NETWORK – communication with others in attempt to gain support

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Brick and Tile Maintenance

Posted by brickmarkersusa on September 15, 2011

Mother Nature is making some noise in the past weeks.  Between the earthquake and Hurricane Irene, exciting weather is dominating the US.  As all of us at Brick Markers® are sending our thoughts and prayers to those stuck in the middle of all the chaos.

We would also like to take the time to remind you that if your project is caught in the middle of some wild weather to make sure to follow our general maintenance guidelines to ensure that your bricks and tiles last a lifetime.

  • Low-pressure hose washers can be helpful when removing soil.
  • Detergents added to the water stream might speed the removal of soil.
    • Apply a mild detergent, such as ProSoCo 600 detergent, to the area.  Allow the cleaner  to sit on the stained area for about ten minutes, but do not allow the cleaner to dry.  You may need to agitate the cleaner to keep it moist.  After the allotted time, you may  scrub with a nylon bristled brush and rinse thoroughly.
    • Be sure to protect plants and flowers prior to applying the cleaner and especially during the rinse cycle.
  • Unless the pavers have been contaminated with a material containing Portland cement, acid cleaners should not be used (acid cleaners must never be used on clay pavers.)
  • High pressures may cause damage to clay pavers.
  • Do not use steel brushes or shovels they may cause damage to your clay pavers.
  • Always do a small test area before you do the larger areas.

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