Homeport Happenings: March 2018 Edition

State Auto Continues Its Support Of Bus Tours

State Auto's Stephanie Meredith lifts drink cups that tour participants will receive.

State Auto's Stephanie Meredith lifts drink cups that tour participants will receive.

For the third year in a row, State Auto Insurance Companies has chosen to sponsor Homeport bus tours showing the impact the organization is having in creating safe, decent and affordable housing, strengthening the individuals in them, and revitalizing neighborhoods.

“Giving back to the community in which we work and live is simply the right thing to do," said Stephanie Meredith, External Relations Director -- Community, for State Auto.  

Meredith came to Homeport’s headquarters in February to deliver a $10,000 check from State Auto to pay for the Strengthening Communities tours.

To learn how a tour can be customized to your group or organization, contact Laverne D. Price, Homeport Senior Director of Resource Development, at (614) 545-4891, or visit  www.homeportohio.org/action/tours.

OhioHealth Mammogram Truck Visits Marsh Run

OhioHealth truck at Marsh Run

OhioHealth truck at Marsh Run

Nine women over the age of 40 from Homeport communities on the East Side of Columbus participated in free mammogram screenings provided by OhioHealth in early February.

The visit is part of OhioHealth's initiative to bring health services to communities traditionally underserved. African- American women in Central Ohio are dying from breast cancer at a 33 percent higher rate than their white counterparts.  

Nearly half of all breast cancer deaths in Franklin County among African-American women come from five Columbus ZIP codes, including 43232, where technicians examined residents of Marsh Run, Kimberly Meadows and Raspberry Glen. 

Homeport's newest senior community, Hamilton Crossing in Whitehall, is expected to be the next stop for the OhioHealth mammogram truck. The first OhioHealth visit to Homeport communities by the vehicle occurred in August at Eastway Village, another senior community in Whitehall.

'Women Of Achievement' Participation Still Possible 

Homeport's Maude Hill, center, among seven honorees.

Homeport's Maude Hill, center, among seven honorees.

Ticket and sponsorship opportunities remain for the 2018 Women of Achievement fund-raiser luncheon for the YWCA of Columbus. The program begins 11:30 a.m. on April 11 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Homeport Senior Vice President Maude Hill is one of seven Women of Achievement inductees.

PIctured above are the 7 honorees, left to right: Kathy Krendl, President, Otterbein University; Janet Chen, Executive Director, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra; Nancy Tidwell, Owner & President, NRT & Associates, Inc.; Maude Hill, Homeport Senior Vice President for Community & Government Relations; Michelle Yeager-Thornton, Co-Founder & COO, The Champion Companies; Elizabeth O'Connor Seely, Chief Administrative Officer, Hospital Division, OSU Wexner Medical Center;  Mimi Dane, former President & CEO, Flying Horse Farms.

To learn more how you can participate in the event, visit www.ywcacolumbus.org or call 614 253-3916.