Recently Filled Needs
Family in need of rental assistance
Neighbor facing eviction. The drug crisis has once again hit our community. A woman gave her husband the rent money for their apartment, but he spent all the money on drugs. Although the husband is now in a detox program at The Ohio State University for treatment, the wife has received an eviction notice. She has a job and is a hard worker, but she does not have the money to pay her rent to avoid being put out on the street. She needs $590.00 to keep her in her apartment. All monies donated will be sent directly to the rental company.
Size 14 shoes needed
Man needs a pair of shoes, men's size 14. He is unemployed but currently looking for work. This neighbor is unable to afford shoes and his existing shoes are in very poor condition. Free clothing stores / resources do not carry this size.
Resource Center staff researched area shoe stores and discovered Nordstrom Rack and the Second Sole store in Gahanna carry men's size 14 athletic shoes.
Pool Pass to help family
One of our Worthington families has a child who is dealing with some serious medical concerns and will be in and out of the hospital for most of the summer. Parents will be needed in the hospital with that child, so the older sibling will need a little extra support for the summer. We would love to be able to help the family out with a pool pass for the older sibling who has already been through so much watching their younger sibling struggle with their health. Please consider contributing so that the family has a slightly less stressful summer!
Local family needs assistance with short term housing
Ray Lees, Area Director
Ray is an adoptive father of eight children. He and his husband, Matt, have lived in Worthington since 2003. Ray has served in PTA leadership positions at Worthington Estates Elementary and Worthingway Middle School. As a former teacher, Ray volunteers regularly to assist teachers with student screenings, tutoring and individual assistance. Prior to becoming a full-time parent, Ray held numerous roles in large and small businesses in Central Ohio. He was a process consultant for Nationwide, network administrator for Behal Sampson and Dietz architecture, training specialist for Nationwide and Sarcom, and a first and third grade teacher. Ray holds a bachelor’s degree in education from The Ohio State University.