We are volunteers at GRIN (Gahanna Residents In Need), a local food pantry since 1972. They provide food, utility assistance, school supplies, weekend snack packs for children, holiday food boxes and summer lunches for students. GRIN is committed to helping those in the Gahanna-Jefferson school district and residents in the 43230 zip code who struggle with food insecurity.
Founded in 1945 by a small group of people who saw the need for an organization designed specifically to help the many stray and abused cats in the Columbus area. The cats taken into their care are strays and frequently have been abused or injured. They are given plenty of tender loving care along with any necessary medical treatment they might need. The no-kill shelter provides a home for these cats and kittens until they are adopted, whether it is for a short time or if they live out the rest of their lives in the shelter. We adopted our little guy, Gilligan (pic), from the shelter and he brings joy everyday to our lives.
No one should go hungry. And yet thousands of people go hungry in our community every day. Since 1980, Mid-Ohio has been working with grocers, food companies, Ohio farmers, the USDA and community partners to obtain food and distribute it to 650 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, and senior housing sites across central and eastern Ohio.
Each year, Faith Mission in Columbus provides more than 90,000 nights of shelter to men, women and veterans, and serves three meals a day to anyone who is experiencing homelessness. No matter their situation, when a person arrives at Faith Mission, they are treated fairly, with dignity and without judgment.
It is illegal, pursuant to the Ohio Fair Housing Law, Division (H) of Section 4112.02 of the Revised Code and the Federal Fair Housing law, 42 U.S.C.A. 3601, as amended, to refuse to sell, transfer, assign, rent, lease, sublease or finance housing accommodations, refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental of housing accommodations, or otherwise deny or make unavailable housing accommodations because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status as defined in Section 4112.01 of the Revised Code, ancestry, military status as defined in that section, disability as defined in that section, or national origin or to so discriminate in advertising the sale or rental of housing, in the financing of housing, or in the provision of real estate brokerage services. It is also illegal, for profit, to induce or attempt to induce a person to sell or rent a dwelling by representations regarding the entry into the neighborhood of a person or persons belonging to one of the protected classes
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