A Successful Open House Thanks To YOU

Thank you to EVERYONE who volunteered for, supported and attended our Open House on June 23rd. Old friends and new friends, just over 100 in attendance, showed up to help us celebrate our new home.

We are grateful to our special guests, Senator Hearcel F. Craig; Charleta B. Tavares, PrimaryOne Health CEO; Elizabeth Brown, Columbus City Council Pro Tem; Brian Hall, PrimaryOne Health Outreach Coordinator & Open Shelter Board Member and Diana Alexander, CMHA Assistant Vice President of Accounting & Open Shelter Board Member for sharing their time and inspiring words.

We would like to thank the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority for their donation of $5000 that was made at the Open House. And of course, thank YOU for making this new home for those we serve possible.

Thanks to Open Shelter Board Members Bob Furbee, James Alexander, Diana Alexander, Brian Hall, Marty Hicks, Brian Powell and Jacob Smith for their support and hard work in making this Open House a reality.

(Photo credit: Gracie Mathias & Bob Furbee)

Columbus City Council President Pro Tem, Elizabeth Brown.
Brian Hall, PrimaryOne Health Outreach Coordinator & Open Shelter Board Member shares his testimony of how our agency helped him.
Deputy Director of Day Services, Solomon Dean, shows Columbus Monthly’s Rita Price and her husband Ray around our agency.
Thank you to Pastor Pete Elliott from Church of The Messiah for all of his help. He has helped us with new computers for our agency to sound for the Open House.
Sarah Hatchard, Director Of Guest Services, entertains a young guest.
Thanks again to CMHA for their wonderful support!
Open Shelter T-Shirts were raffled off to lucky winners!
Open Shelter Director Sheli Mathias thanks everyone for the wonderful turnout.
Thank you to Senator Hearcel F. Craig for the lovely invocation and words of support.
Many thanks to PrimaryOne Health CEO Charleta B. Tavares for her wonderful words of support.
Diana Alexander, CMHA Assistant Vice President of Accounting & Open Shelter Board Member spoke to our attendees and had a very special gift for our agency.
Everyone in attendance was taken on a tour to show how their support helps those we serve.
A wonderful and delicious spread organized and prepared (with the help of many volunteers) by our Deputy Director of Day Services, Solomon Dean was enjoyed by all. Everything from Teriyaki Meatballs to Salmon!
Kent & Mary Beittel, the founders and the guidance of The Open Shelter. We miss them but they will always be a part of what we do.