Help us “Cover Columbus”

10/19/12 7:00am to 11/9/12 6:00pm

Venue: Tim Hortons, various locations

We are taking clothing  donations to help “Cover Columbus”! Won’t you help?

All drop off times each Friday will be 7am-9am, 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm at the dates/locations below.

Friday, Oct 19th
Tim Hortons
3965 E. Broad Street
Whitehall, OH, 43213

Friday, October 26th
Tim Hortons
365 Agler Rd
Gahanna OH, 43230

Friday, November 2nd
Tim Hortons
2845 Stelzer Rd
Columbus OH, 43219

Friday, November 9th
Tim Hortons
3965 E. Broad Street
Whitehall, OH, 43213

So go ahead and clean your closet out now and gather those donations!

Thank you for your support!

Here is some info on homelessness in Columbus, OH

Homeless in Columbus Ohio
1,418 people stayed in emergency homeless shelters
That reflects a 2.2 % increase over the previous year while the rest of the nation averaged only a 1.1% increase.  The local need for emergency shelter has never been greater.  In 2011, 8,091 individuals, adults and children, were sheltered thanks to our City’s safety net of homeless shelters and outreach services.  There was a 13% increase in the number of people staying in shelters from 2010 to 2011.  For adults entering shelter the most common living arrangement prior to shelter was “a place not meant for human habitation.”  Shelters offer a safe, temporary place to live and the support people need to end the crisis of homelessness.
 
Youth/Children
-          Of every 200 children in American, 3will be homeless today and more than double that number will be at risk for homelessness
Elderly
-          Studies show that elderly homeless persons are more prone to victimization and more likely to be ignored by law enforcement.
Veterans
-          ¼ of all homeless people are veterans.
Domestic Violence
-          28% of families are homeless because of domestic violence.
Mental Health
-          25% of the homeless population in The United States suffer from some form of severe mental illness.
Alcohol and Drugs
-          Over 38% of homeless people were dependent on alcohol and over 26% abused other drugs.
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