By Carrie Hodousek
wvmetronews.com

MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A free website design service will be offered next year to one charitable organization in West Virginia that is in need of assistance.

The Charleston-based internet marketing firm Bricks Without Straw will be accepting applications through Dec. 31. This is the third year for the contest.

Jamie Summers-Brown, president of Bricks Without Straw, said most of the time agencies don’t have someone to put a website together or they lack the funds to do so.

 “Groups within the state can apply for help with these services and we donate it all to them free of charge,” Summers-Brown told MetroNews. “Basically what we do is we kind of like to take some of the weight off of them, so they can continue what they do best and that’s serving West Virginia.”

In the past, BWS worked with groups like the Childhood Language Center and the Children’s Therapy Clinic, both in Charleston, but Summers-Brown said helping to serve Charleston’s Bob Burdette Center stuck out in his mind.

“Once I saw the work that they were doing, they were the perfect candidate and the perfect match,” he said. “It’s allowed organizations, such as there’s, to actually have a presence online.”

Summers-Brown said having a website and other marketing materials allows these organizations to grow.

“They can refer their site and their print material for donations and it benefits everyone,” he said.

Once applications are accepted, a winner will be chosen by Jan. 15.

To apply for the program, visit the Bricks Without Straw’s website.

Bricks Without Straw is a digital agency and design agency based in South Charleston, WV United States and Ota, Tokyo, Japan.

We offer a range of web design services including: web development, e-commerce services and email marketing. We also offer a range of graphic design services including logo design and exhibition stands.

We love working with clients of all sizes in a range of industry sectors, creating and implementing inspiring and hard working concepts and campaigns for business-business and business-consumer clients.

Valicia Leary

Bricks Without Straw has continued to exceed our expectations with their design work, support and attention to detail. We would highly recommend their services. They have a wonderful team and we enjoy our working relationship with them.

Carol Fulks

Bricks Without Straw has continued to exceed our expectations with their design work, support and attention to detail. We would highly recommend their services. They have a wonderful team and we enjoy our working relationship with them.

Patti Hamliton

Bricks Without Straw is bringing our association into the 21st Century! He brings us ideas and innovation for our web site and other tools of technology that help us enhance our image and our message.

Rebecca McPhail

Bricks Without Straw has continued to exceed our expectations with their design work, support and attention to detail. We would highly recommend their services. They have a wonderful team and we enjoy our working relationship with them.

Bill Raney

Jamie is one of the most committed and energetic professionals we have ever worked with over the years. He seems to work all the time with full 24-7 accessibility and immediate response. Bricks Without Straw has raised our collective confidence for maximizing opportunities in today’s world. We simply could not have done it without them.

Jan Vineyard

The demands and responsibilities to our members mandate that the online presence of our associations and our internet capabilities are reliable and seamless. Add creativity to that mix and one gets the complete package with Jamie Summers-Brown and his staff at Bricks without Straw.