Nonprofit organizations rely significantly on the generosity of others to help them accomplish their missions, whether it’s monetary donations or volunteers lending a hand.
Every bit of help they receive makes a difference.
Twenty-eight local nonprofits got a boost because Columbus Regional Health has taken a “good neighbor” approach as it considers its plans for the site of the former Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2480 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, on the city’s west side.
Columbus Regional purchased the foreclosed property and plans to raze the structure in order to build a modern medical facility.
However, the regional health system recognized that many of the items inside — from furniture to historical items — could benefit others. So, the medical provider reached out to nonprofit groups and offered them their pick of anything that would further their individual causes.
That’s a grand gesture.
Some of the nonprofits sought household items. Others sought furnishing to help families recovering from disasters. Office supplies, a vacuum cleaner, ballroom chairs and tables also were items people sought to claim.
Columbus Regional’s recognition that some of the contents of the building could benefit community organizations more than itself is commendable, and further builds bonds among organizations that seek to help the community and its residents.