To the editor:

On behalf of the Highland County Homeless Shelter, I would like to thank Highland Lanes for hosting the fundraiser and all of the sponsors and participants that helped make “Strike Out Homelessness 9” a success. The bowling fundraiser raised over $1,100 in donations and silent auctions to assist those in need.

The Highland County Homeless Shelter has been proudly served the community for over 15 years. We continue to strive to expand our programs and offerings to the community. Between 2018 and so far in 2019, we have assisted over 270 men, women, and children with a positive housing success of 70 percent. We anticipate with winter temperature approaching that we will reach 150 served in 2019.

Each year, our organization assists homeless individuals within our community, and the donations received help sustain our organization and benefits the community which we serve.

The Highland County Homeless Shelter is open 365 days a year. We can offer assistance and support for up to 28 men, women and children for a maximum of 90 days. We provide beds, food and shelter, along with access to essential programs and services that enable homeless individuals to rebuild their confidence and their lives. We are happy to serve Highland County and surrounding areas, and we are proud to serve those less fortunate. There is hope.

In order to meet our mission and provide services within our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support.

We would like to thank the following sponsors and donors: Highland Lanes, Betty Wilkin, Wilkin-Wilkin Insurance Agency, Cornerstone Assembly of God, Liberty Painting & Renovations (Alberta and James Morgan, Jr.), Downtown Drug of Hillsboro, ORP Rentals, LLC (Mike and Kim Banks), Door Décor and More, Amatha Farrens State Farm Insurance, Shabby Moose & Co., Shoelaces Catering, Batter Up Bakery, Best One Tire, 24 Exchange Deli & Pizza, Joey’s Pizza, Factory Connection, White’s Bakery, Advance Auto, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio & Salon, Big Ernie’s Pizza, Ag-Pro Ohio, Clinton County Visitors Bureau, Auto Zone, Forever Nail & Tan, West Main Auto Repair, Family Farm & Home, Community Market, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Ensemble Theatre (Cincinnati), Kibler Lumber Do-It Express, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Tire Discounters, Magic Touch (Andrea Geddes), Tux & Tan, Long’s Retreat, Ark Encounter, Shadow Box Live, Rick’s Hometown TV & Appliance Center, Ventura’s Feed & Country Store and Lowe’s.

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Thank you for your support.

Tammy DeLong
Administrative Director
Highland County Homeless Shelter