Efforts to raise money for Beaumont's in-the-works public safety memorial are underway, and there are two ways you can help the project.
One way is by purchasing a memorial brick, which will allow citizens to leave a "personal touch" on the project, by getting that brick engraved with a message for fallen police and fire personnel, according to city spokeswoman Ashley Starr.
Those cost $100, but only a limited amount are available.
Another way to help contribute to the project is by purchasing a "Public Safety Memorial Challenge Coin."
The coins feature a kneeling fireman and police officer on the front with an American Flag and the patron saints for fire and police on the back with the words: honor, service, sacrifice, commitment. Those cost $15 each, and can be bought at city hall or at the Albert A. Chatigny Community Center.
According to the city, when finished, the Memorial will have separate upright slabs of black granite listing the names of Beaumont and Cherry Valley police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty. There will also be two bronze statues that depict a kneeling police officer and a kneeling firefighter on display at the memorial.
The setting will also include four granite benches donated by several local organizations "to add dignity and comfort in the rose garden setting," a city announcement said.