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A Target gift card is the 4th easy way. Thank you to 2 of our newest volunteers, Terry Trubiano and Maggie Travers who have offered to send gift card request letters to area Target stores and pick up the gift cards. If you would like to pick up a card once a month at a store near you, please email Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support, which helps us reach out to needy people in Central Ohio in Jesus' Name, following His command, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth." 1 John 3:18 ESV
Community Involvement --moo moo cares!
Kalynn, Tammy's daughter, and Andrew work at the Clintonville Moo Moo Car Wash located at 5160 North High Street just north of Graceland Shopping Center. When Kalynn learned that Moo Moo has a program to donate funds a local nonprofit, she requested that it would be God's Hygiene. Corporate approved! Now through New Year's Eve, the employees will sell air fresheners for just $1 to their customers. Up to $1,000 will be donated to God's Hygiene Help Center. We feel so blessed. So when you get your car washed, think about supporting our ministry.
redi quik installs our new sign and mailbox!
God...will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10
POLICE AND TAMMY REACH OUT TO HOMELESS
In fact, helping and encouraging others is a way to show love for Him. Hebrews 6:10 says, “[God] will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people.” And no gift from His hand is unimportant: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace” (1 Peter 4:10). from Our Daily Bread, November 9, 2020
pact - operation autumn hope
A large group of Columbus Police officers, along with all of the Community Liaison officers recently participated in a program for a week called Operation Autumn Hope. It was held the end of October 2020 and involved over 60 agencies statewide--the largest operation on trafficking in Ohio. On Zoom on Veterans' Day we joined Deputy Chief Knight along with Officer Zacher and other officers to cover the work recently done and how this will help our area!
Community Response Bureau - Community Impact Section
The PACT Unit, through the use of team enforcement action, community engagement, coordination with social services, and other elements of the criminal justice system, will respond to complaints and concerns related to prostitution, liquor, tobacco, gambling and nuisance activities. The PACT Unit focuses on reducing the recruitment of women into prostitution and assist those women already involved in prostitution into leaving. You can contact the PACT unit at PACT@columbuspolice.org or 614-645-8678.
Police and Community Together (PACT) is trying to break the cycle of prostitution and addiction so the victim is not back out there the next day. Deputy Chief Jennifer Knight leads the PACT team. Arrest is the 1st step to provide services to the victims to separate them from the traffickers and provide a safe place. Survivors often relate, "The officers saved my life when they took me to jail."
The Task Force provided resources, medical triage, debriefed them, helped solve local crime and homicides. The victims talk to counselors in a secure area and show them kindness by providing them with a meal. The victims respond, "This is the nicest thing I have received in months!"
Statistics: 177 arrests statewide. Columbus had 80 of them. 100 were rescued. Recovered 77 missing children! In Columbus it involved 3 areas: North and South Linden, West side Sullivant Avenue, and the South Side.
Judge Jodi Thomas is excited to take over CATCH Court from Judge Herbert. She heard a survivor share her story with 7 other female victims. The judge was impressed with the care given to the women, even if arrested, on her ride along with an officer. Some of the women make their way to CATCH (Changing Actions to Change Habits) Court, a specialized docket for human trafficking victims. where they can be sent to treatment. Community partners like the Salvation Army are needed and important.
A question was asked if they still had John School. Yes, and they learn the impact of their behavior on the community. But they need real penalties. 1st time offense the fine is $74; it is the same fine for the John's 10th offense! A traffic ticket fine is $150!
dignity donor COORDINATORs
Welcome to Paul and Peggy Nordman as our new Dignity Donor Coordinators!
We have launched our annual monthly partnership program, DIGNITY DONORS. We are inviting you to become a supporting member of DIGNITY DONORS. Your monthly donation will ensure families receive essential hygiene products, e.g., for just $40 a month, you can provide FIVE families with vital hygiene products for an entire month, giving them dignity and hope.
For every new DIGNITY DONOR we receive, an anonymous donor has offered to match pledges received through the end of 2020 with a one-time gift of up to $5,000!! We are humbled by this generous gift and we hope that it inspires you to prayerfully consider joining us and even increasing your impact.
It is easy to become a DIGNITY DONOR. You can sign up on our website in a few simple steps:
1. Go to our website: www.godshygiene.org
2. Click on “Become a Monthly Dignity Donor”
3. You will see a brief description of the program – click on the link “Become a Monthly Dignity Donor”
4. Complete the personal and financial information and you are all signed up!
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hygiene help for community centers
You should meet our amazing Inventory Coordinator, Lesley Tate. God's Hygiene is so blessed to have her experience volunteering at our new warehouse. Lesley counts the inventory, orders new stock, picks up boxes of bleach and more at several stores and then delivers to the Oakland Park warehouse. Anybody looking for a flexible volunteer position? Please contact Terry or Lesley to see how you can help pick up ordered products at a store.
Most of November Lesley has been busy ordering enough products to stock God's Hygiene at 3 Columbus Community Centers:
DOUGLAS COMMUNITY CENTER Center Manager - Manney Clarke, 1250 Windsor Ave. Columbus, OH 43211 (614) 645-7407.
BARACK COMMUNITY CENTER Center Manager - Mark Stansbery, 580 Woodrow Ave., Columbus, OH 43207 (614) 645-3610
FAR EAST COMMUNITY CENTER Center Manager - Roger Harper, 1826 Lattimer Dr., Columbus, OH 43227 (614) 645-3159.
The need for dignity and basic hygiene is so great and hoping we can continue to help them during this pandemic. If clients or their children are registered for activities at the Center, they may be able to pick up a bag of 4 hygiene items once a month from the Center Manager or his staff. Contact each Center for hours.
Thank you to those thoughtful donors who have donated $ or turkeys to GHHC for Thanksgiving. Of course, Tammy always knows the families in need. She was so excited to have won the turkey given away by Cook's IGA on Oakland Park. But right away she gave it to her neighbor Freddie Adkins who has a wife and two young children. When he came to Tammy's door asking for something to eat, she had given them a big jar of peanut butter donated to GHHC, along with a loaf of bread, hot dogs and buns.
As we all know, Tammy has such a huge heart and has never learned the word no. Even though 6 different resources were posted on our Facebook page where to pick up a free turkey, Tammy still bought and gave away turkeys to at least 3 families.
Surprise visit!! Haugland Learning Center gave turkeys to staff on Friday, November 20. With a few extra and some people choosing to donate, the kids and Kristi got to take 12 turkeys down to God's Hygiene Help Center for them to feed hungry families. Bonus that they got to see one of their favorite people. We love you Miss Tammy!
In less than an hour, the turkeys were given away to 3 veterans and families in need in the Linden neighborhood. Tammy sent them to St. Stephen's turkey drive through to get the "fixings".
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13