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Edgemoor, United Way launch 'Sign the Beam' donation campaign

Proceeds go to COVID-19 recovery fund
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Posted at 6:24 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 23:39:45-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The developer and the building team at Kansas City International Airport are partnering with United Way of Greater Kansas City for a fundraiser to help Kansas City recover from COVID-19.

It's called "Sign The Beam," and for a donation to United Way, people can have a name placed on the last steel beam in the construction of the new single-terminal KCI.

Early next year, in a topping-out ceremony, the final 30-foot steel beam bearing the names will be placed high above the lobby of the terminal.

Edgemoor, Clark Construction Group, The Weitz Company, Clarkson Construction, Skidmore Owing & Merrill, J.E. Dunn, Capital Electric and U.S. Engineering are making a combined $50,000 donation to the United Way of Greater Kansas City's COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.

"The Kansas City community has embraced this project and our team from day one, so we wanted to find a way to bring them into the project," said Geoff Stricker, Edgemoor project manager. "[Sign the Beam] really allows everybody to feel like 'This is my airport and I was a piece of that, making this special thing happen.'"

The campaign will continue until noon on Dec. 11. Those interested can make a donation by going to the Build KCI Sign the Beam website. The donate button is on the home page.

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