During this season of giving, it is important to remember that we are all working together. Ever dedicated to philanthropy, our members find any way they can to give back to their communities, with their community. That is why Tim Boggs and Jon Parman of IKORCC teamed up with other trades in the area to help Harmony House, a homeless shelter in Mansfield, Ohio. Together they gathered donations to purchase a new clothes washer.
But it doesn’t stop there. Our members take great care to help wherever they can. We are not a drop and run kind of entity. Tim Boggs hung around Harmony House asking if there were any tasks he could help with and was able to fix Harmony’s freezer. Small acts like this make huge impacts for organizations like Harmony House.
Harmony House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Richland County. The next closest one is almost an hour away. Two facilities serve nearly 60 people, and they are at capacity, always are. The facilities have women’s, men’s and single fathers’ spaces so that each person has room and security. Each guest at Harmony House operates as a family and has responsibilities like assigned chores and cooking meals. Upon coming to the house, each person is set up with a case manager who helps obtain stable housing, job opportunities and any other resources needed for the guest to succeed beyond the House. Harmony House even finds resources for people to pay security deposits and first month’s rent.
When we all work together and break down barriers, we help create miracles for the people around us. Think about the miracles you can create this season by reaching out to someone in need.
To learn more about Harmony House and its great work, visit their Facebook page.