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CYP CLUB and UCT help keep the faith for Faith Mission Homeless Shelters
Members of the CYP CLUB joined up with UCT (United Commercial Travelers) volunteers to help Faith Mission homeless shelters by supporting "Keepin' the Faith," a cold weather community service drive held recently at Bar 23 in Columbus' Short North.
The event was sponsored by UCT, the CYP CLUB, and local radio station CD101. Nearly 100 volunteers turned out to help warm up Columbus by donating over 30 boxes of critically needed items for Faith Mission, including blankets, sheets, pillows and towels, as well as gloves, scarves and hats. Donations of $1,045 were also collected for Faith Mission - more than $700 of that from UCT's board members.
"Too many individuals in the Columbus community are homeless, and the winter months are especially hard for them," UCT International President Randy Young commented. "Both UCT and CYP are well aware of this. Shelters like Faith Mission are struggling to maintain adequate cold weather supplies to serve their residents. It's great that our organization could play a part in helping Faith Mission provide basic needs of shelter and warmth to those who need it most."
Faith Mission has served the homeless community since 1966 by providing emergency shelter, food and clothing, while helping individuals with access to longer term solutions such as housing, employment assistance, medical, dental and vision care, counseling and support groups. Just two years ago, Faith Mission was providing an average of 736 meals per day. Presently, Faith Mission is serving about 1,200 meals a day, which shows the growing need in our community for food and basic assistance.