We're Finally Here!

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Salina Area United Way
210 E. Walnut Street, Suite 100
Salina, KS 67401
 
After literally months of planning, waiting, preparing and packing, we are excited to announce our new address!  Our new home, at the corner of 4th and Walnut, is in the historic Wealtha building which originally served as a creamery. Built in about 1920, the current structure sits atop the original foundation, laid in 18XX. The Wealtha has most recently been the home of an antiques store and flea market. When Fresh Look bought the building last year they knew it could be a great example of the many hidden gems downtown Salina has to offer. 
 
Beiberly architects drew up the plans for the renovation and for the first time in years, it became easy to recognize all the potential contained in these old brick walls. The decision was made to use as many reclaimed and salvaged finishes and fixtures as possible. Many of the light fixtures, doors and other elements came out of an old Salina flour mill. 
 
Since that time, there's been a flurry of activity with many local contractors, under the direction of project manager Charles Littell, putting their mark on the building. Pete Garcia Masonry has helped with the restoration of the exterior brick walls, Summit Plumbing has made major updates, Glass Services brought in new high-efficiency windows and T Roy Construction did the concrete work out front. Pestinger Heating and Air installed the new HVAC system. A team of local builders have become a part of our United Way family as they've continued to put finishing touches on the project even since we've been sharing the space with them this week.
 
Numerous vendors have contributed to the effort, including a donation of flooring from FLOR, materials from Salina Blue, and updates to some of our office furniture by PowerVac. 
 
We're so excited to settle into our new home and we can't wait to show it off to the community. We'll soon be announcing the date of an official open house, but in the meantime, we'd love to give you tour! Don't hesitate to stop in for a visit and to take a look around.