‘Raise the Roof’ helps Turning Point

Less than halfway through Centra Credit Union President and CEO Rick Silvers planned rooftop stay atop the company’s building at 501 Washington St. Friday, he had raised more than half of a $40,000 goal for Turning Point Domestic Violence Services’ Emergency Residential Shelter services and programs.

So the weather was hardly the only thing sunny at lunchtime, as far as Whittney Loyd, Turning Point president, was concerned during “Raise the Roof with Rick: Securing Safety for Survivors.”

“He’s such a good sport,” Loyd said of Silvers, the third such community leader to engage in such a publicity maneuver for a serious cause. “He’s got a great attitude.”

Hutch Schumaker was the last person to do a rooftop sit-in in 2019, raising $33,000 for Turning Point.

People still can donate even Saturday at turningpointdv.org/raisetheroof.

The downtown Columbus event, planned to stretch until 8 p.m. with an array of family-friendly activities, fun, and opportunities, attracted a full parking lot of supporters by 1 p.m.

“We’ve seen a lot of our downt0wn friends and partners pop by to donate,” Loyd said. “It’s been a fun morning.”

Coca-Cola Bottling, QMIX Radio, Donut Central, Starbucks Coffee, and ZwanzigZ Pizza were part of Friday’s gathering.