LOCALS can now show their support for the Bricks for Life campaign whenever they shop after collection buckets were placed in businesses throughout Griffith.
Rossies Foodworks Supermarket was one of the first to place the tiny buckets in their store.
Manager Ross Catanzariti said he was happy to make the buckets available to the public. "We like to be involved in all community projects and help where we can," he said.
"Anything we can do to contribute, we'll be in it. I think the safe house is a top idea and long overdue."
The campaign continues to gain support from tradespeople and businesses in the cdity.
It was the brainchild of Suicide Awareness president Val Rowe, who said the buckets would be collected regularly and the funds placed in a trust account to build a safe house. "We are really getting serious now," she said.
"I urge everyone to keep their eyes open for the buckets and contribute. Every little bit adds up and will help save lives. The feedback I've received has been phenomenal. People are definitely talking about the real possibility of building our own facility - at this rate it will happen."
Story by Tanya Pattison, The Area News, Monday April 3 2006.