Home should be a sanctuary, a refuge, a safe place. EVERY family deserves a place to call home. With COVID-19, some families may not find the critical sense of safety and security that a home provides.
 
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbus was already experiencing an affordable housing crisis. This lack of affordable housing was a major cause of homelessness in our community, which was already at its highest rate since the great recession in 2008. During this time, Franklin County Municipal Court was also handling 200 eviction cases a day. Now, with millions of Ohioans unemployed, evictions will be surging and the homeless population will grow even higher- leaving many families without essential furniture. But that’s where we come in. Adopt A Family today, and make an impact during this pandemic and beyond!
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The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio continues to serve families in our community during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you have a mattress or dresser to donate, here are your options:

* Call 614-545-3838 for a free pick-up that includes a mattress or dresser. For everyone’s safety, pick-ups are currently being made only from your garage or porch. Other furniture and household items can also be donated. Pick-ups are made throughout Columbus, Powell, Dublin, Lewis Center, parts of Delaware, and many other communities.

*Drop off your mattress or dresser, and any other furniture and household items, at the Furniture Bank, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 – 11:30 am, 118 S. Yale Ave., Columbus.

* Get on the waiting list for a free pick-up by the Furniture Bank when they resume full operations. Check out their website for details.

*Make a monetary donation on http://www.furniturebankcoh.org

And if you or someone you know needs furniture, contact Faith Williams to make a referral. Williamsfaith3701@gmail.com