In the Community

This past Tuesday, LifeCare Alliance partnered with WSYX ABC6 to collect fans for the Beat the Heat Fan Drive. Donations were accepted at ABC 6’s studio on Dublin Road and at the Lowe’s on Silver Drive, near Crew Stadium. These locations were staffed by LifeCare employees and volunteers, and reporters from ABC 6 delivered news, weather, and updates on the fan drive from these locations.

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Fan drop-off location outside ABC 6 studios

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LifeCare Alliance President and CEO Chuck Gehring is interviewed by ABC 6 reporter

By the time I arrived at 9:00 am, we had already received donations of over 30 fans. The generosity of the Columbus community was truly highlighted over the course of the day. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the fan drive this week and throughout the summer! LifeCare will continue to collect fans to distribute to people in need; if you would like to donate or are in need of a fan visit our website at

I have enjoyed doing some different types of writing this week. I drafted an article for LifeCare’s newsletter featuring our Pet Care volunteers from the Association for the Developmentally Disabled (ADD). I have also worked with our Grants & Development Coordinator, Kristi Boger, drafting several applications to hopefully secure the program monetary and/or product donations. I had submitted my original drafts back in June, and it was very interesting to see how much more associated and comfortable I’ve become with LifeCare itself. Without even realizing it, I have learned so much about the organization and the appropriate language used to describe our services and our clients. Going over my past work allowed me to really see how far I’ve come.

Eight weeks down, two weeks to go. I have learned so much over the course of this fellowship, and I can’t wait to see what the last two weeks have in store!

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