April 9, 2018
The Harvest Foundation is pleased to announce that it is renovating the first floor of the iconic SunTrust Bank building in uptown Martinsville and will move its offices there this summer.
“The SunTrust building is a landmark in Martinsville, and we look forward to moving there,” said Allyson Rothrock, president of The Harvest Foundation. “As the foundation’s reach and staff have grown, its need for more space has become critical. The SunTrust building is the perfect solution to that need and allows the foundation to remain uptown.”
The foundation has been in its current location in the BB&T building in uptown Martinsville since Harvest was created in 2002 from the proceeds of the sale of Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. It has invested those proceeds and used its assets to improve the community’s health, educational opportunities and quality of life.
Renovations are under way to the first floor at the former SunTrust bank building at the corner of Church and Ellsworth streets. It will not affect existing tenants on the upper floors of the building.
Local residents should use caution when traveling in and around the SunTrust Bank building as it is an active construction zone. Ensuring everyone’s safety in that area is a top priority, Rothrock said.
Harvest officials understand that as the renovations proceed, area residents would be curious about what was happening at the building. As a result, Rothrock said, they decided to announce the relocation now, about three months before it is expected to be completed.
“That is an important building in this community so we wanted people to know what was happening there,” she said. “We hope they will become as excited about the building’s new use as much as we are.”
The relocation will have no effect on the foundation’s day-to-day business or the grant making process.
“We look forward to welcoming the public to the building when the renovations are complete and Harvest is working for the community in its new location,” Rothrock said.
Additional details on the project will be announced as its completion nears.
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