ASSIGNMENT UPDATE: We were asked to help a family of seven who had to immediately leave their home in Colonial Village due to horrific living conditions.
REFERRING OFFICERS: Columbus Division of Police Sergeant Tyler Wells and Officers Amanda Hoover and Tyler Hicks, Zone 2 Safe Streets (South/East Columbus)
We were not only able to put this family in a hotel for a week, but we were also able to give them a check that helped get Carla and her children into a home after their stay in that hotel. This is thanks to your donations as well as a donation from the Optimist Club of South Columbus. They recently closed after 63 years of service, and we were one of the beneficiaries of their remaining monies. We'll include their "Optimist Creed" at the end of this post. We think you'll like it.
The family's new home is lovely and clean. You can see in this news report from WBNS 10tv's Lacey Crisp that we coordinated a visit to our friends at the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio so Carla could shop for furniture for her place, as the items she had were flooded with sewage water and needed to be thrown away.
Thank you for your continued support of our efforts. We could not do this without you!
The Optimist Creed
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness. and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.