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Family in Need of Washing Machine

Welcome Warehouse came to Dublin Bridges on behalf of a family of 4 who is in need of a washing machine and a microwave. The family was borrowing these items from a friend who now needs them back. The mother is working part-time and everything she makes goes towards rent. The father is currently unemployed. We can pick up these items from you.  Please click on I CAN HELP if you have a washer or microwave to donate. ***We received a microwave and are now just in need of a washing machine.***

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Senior Citizen in Need of Dental Assistance

Syntero has reached out to us for assistance with a senior citizen who is in dire need of dental cleaning and care. Medicare does not assist with this.  The senior can pay for some but is in need of assistance with the rest.

Single Mom in Need of Assistance with Dental Bill

Welcome Warehouse reached out to Dublin Bridges for a mother of 3 who is in need of assistance with a dental bill. The mother has had terrible tooth pain and has had to blend all of her food to be able to eat. Her dentist says that she is in need of a root canal and a crown. The root canal was paid for by Medicaid but the crown will cost $800. The family lost their jobs due to Covid-19 and does not have the means to pay for them. Dublin Bridges would like to raise $800 to pay for the crown so that this mom can eat regular food again and eliminate the pain she is experiencing.

Groceries for Senior Citizen

Syntero has reached out to us to provide some essential groceries for a senior in need.

Help with groceries

I am working with a local single mother of three children who recently missed out on a significant portion of her paycheck due to needing to take time off due to a knee injury.  Her physician recommended two weeks rest and she was unable to work during that time.  I am hoping to get her $200 that she can use towards groceries this month so she can use the money she has toward getting caught up on rent payments.  

Older Adult needs support for hospital bill payment

Our partners at Syntero have reached out to Dublin Bridges on behalf of a vibrant, older adult has that recently developed two debilitating health conditions causing them to lose mobility and now requiring the use of a wheelchair. The client's family had to incur substantial expense to renovate the home to make it wheelchair accessible and to meet the older adults basic needs. The client currently has a hospital bill of $870.00 that they can't afford to pay and have contacted Dublin Bridges for financial assistance. They would be grateful for any support that could be provided. Dublin Bridges is hoping to raise funds to pay for this hospital bill. If you are able to donate, please click on I CAN HELP and a link to donate will be sent to your email.

20" Bicycle Wanted for a Little Girl

Welcome Warehouse came to Dublin Bridges on behalf of a family who is looking for a 20" bike for their daughter. The parents are wanting to give their daughter an opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise outside during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately the dad lost his job when the virus first hit and the mother does not work. If you have a 20" girls bike you are willing to donate or would like to contribute to a new one please respond to this post.

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About Dublin

Jill Kranstuber, Area Director 

Jill is a New Jersey native who moved to Ohio over 30 years ago to attend The Ohio State University. She and her husband Chuck, an attorney and past Dublin City Council Member, past Mayor of Dublin and current Washington Township Trustee have 7 children, all of whom have attended Dublin City Schools. She is also the proud grandmother to 2 year old Oliver. Jill is an active volunteer in the schools and the community. She is the current PTO President at Dublin Coffman High School as well as a member of the Key Communicators at DCHS. She is also a long-time volunteer for the Dublin Irish Festival. In the past, Jill was the Development Director of AIDSWalk Central Ohio. Jill is excited about the opportunity that Dublin Bridges will provide to those in need in our community. 

Sarah Savage, Area Director  ​

Sarah has been a Dublin resident for over 15 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Education and Counseling Psychology from Vanderbilt University and her Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling from The Ohio State University. Sarah and her husband, Brian, a Dublin Coffman graduate and local business owner, have 3 children. Sarah loves being involved in Dublin Schools, her childrens' classrooms and the community. She is currently PTO President and member of Key Communicators at Eli Pinney Elementary School and volunteers as a committee chair for the Mount Carmel St. Ann's Women's Auxiliary. She was previously a clinical mental health counselor at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Gahanna Jefferson Schools. Sarah is thrilled to promote kindness in our amazing community through Dublin Bridges. ​

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