Attention Kroger Shoppers!

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It’s April and the time Kroger asks you to tell them again who you want to support through Kroger Community Rewards.  We hope you’ll ask Kroger’s to support The Breathing Association. 

Supporting the mission of The Breathing Association is a simple as swiping your card every time you shop at Krogers.  You receive extra savings and Kroger makes a donation based on your purchases.

Simply enroll your Kroger Plus Card online and select The Breathing Association (#80889) as your Community Rewards recipient. Kroger does the rest!  CLICK HERE for more detailed instructions or go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com.

A Public Tribute to Dan Schoedinger

 

 

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A public tribute honoring and celebrating the life of Dan Scheodinger will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10am-12pm at the Cultural Arts Center, 139 West Main Street, Columbus 43215. The longtime supporter, Board Member, and Board Member Emeritus of The Breathing Association died after a bicycling accident in Montana on July 27, 2014.

Several members of The Breathing Association in Columbus hailed the dedication of Schoedinger. Breathing Association Chair, Diane Habash, said, “Dan’s spirit was full of love and he was a great supporter of doing everything he could do to improve the quality of life for all of us in Central Ohio. I remember, vividly, the day he talked to the Board about our legacy in life and how he urged us to create one.” 

Recent Board President Rob Brubaker noted that Schoedinger’s passing leaves a substantial impact on so many. “It is hard to do justice to the depth of Dan’s extraordinary service. The Breathing Association owes Dan a huge debt of gratitude.” 

Schoedinger joined The Breathing Association Board of Trustees in 1995 and served as Trustees Chair from 2004-2005. He continued as Trustee Emeritus until his death

Donations to The Breathing Association in Schoedinger’s honor will be used to continue the work he supported with his service to the organization. Contributions in his memory may be made by calling The Breathing Association at 614-457-4570; by writing The Breathing Association, 1520 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43220; or through The Breathing Association website by clicking here.

Breathing Association Saddened by Loss of Longtime Supporter

Employees and Board members of The Breathing Association in Columbus are paying tribute to Dan Schoedinger.  The longtime supporter, Board Member, and Board Member Emeritus of The Breathing Association died after a bicycling accident in Montana on July 27th.

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Breathing Association Chair Diane Habash says she and her fellow board members are heart-broken.  “This is devastating news to us.  Dan’s spirit was full of love and he was a great supporter of doing everything he could do to improve the quality of life for all of us in Central Ohio.  I remember, vividly, the day he talked to the Board about our legacy in life and how he urged us to create one.” 

Recent Board President Rob Brubaker noted that Schoedinger’s passing leaves a substantial impact on so many.  “It is hard to do justice to the depth of Dan’s extraordinary service.  The Breathing Association owes Dan a huge debt of gratitude.  He will surely be in our hearts forever.

Breathing Association President and CEO Joanne Spoth praised Schoedinger’s inspiration which leaves such a presence with the people served by the organization.  “I can see his zest for life in many of our programs that reach out to those who need help to breathe easier in Central Ohio.  His strength of character will continue to lead.  We are grateful for his life and all that Dan was to so many.”

 Schoedinger joined The Breathing Association Board of Trustees in 1995 and served as Trustees Chair for 2004-2005.  He continued as Trustee Emeritus until his death. 

Donations to The Breathing Association in Schoedinger’s honor will be used to continue the work he supported with his service to the organization.  Contributions in his memory may be made by calling The Breathing Association at 614-457-4570, by writing; The Breathing Association, 1520 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43220 or through The Breathing Association website:  breathingassociation.org

The HEAP Winter Crisis Program Has Been Extended

The Winter Crisis Program has been extended to April 15, 2014

The emergency Winter Crisis Program will accept applications for assistance from now through April 15. This program provides assistance once per heating season to households that are disconnected, threatened with disconnection, need service, transferring utility service or have less than a 25% supply of bulk fuel. Households serviced by a PUCO-regulated utility may also sign up for the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) Plus in addition to receiving emergency benefits.

 You can make an appointment any time by calling our Interactive Voice Response System (IVS) at 1-866-861-6399.

Summer Crisis Kickoff Event

This year’s Summer Crisis Kickoff Party, held on July 1, was a great success. The event provided food, fun and health screenings for the 265 customers and family members in attendance. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) received 140 applications for assistance.

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Families enjoy the food and the fun children’s activities at the Summer Crisis Kickoff Party.

HEAP’s assistance provisions help families with utility payments and provide window air conditioner units for customers with qualifying medical conditions. Appointments to be considered for HEAP can be made through our main office. Additional information on the program and assistance is available on our website.

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Colette, The Breathing Association HEAP Director, and Sadicka, Chief, Community Services, Ohio Development Services Agency, pose with air conditioning units that will go to needy homes.

The HEAP Summer Crisis Program Begins

July 1, the Summer Crisis programs starts to enable eligible households to receive payment assistance and/or a window air conditioner up to $175 in value. A special kick-off will be held at 1520 Old Henderson Rd from 10:30-1:30PM. Screenings, community resources, food/beverages, and prizes are available. Please go to  Summer Crisis on this website to check eligibility for payment assistance or air conditioners.

New Officers Announced

The Board of Trustees elected new officers, effective July 1. Chairman of the Board is Rob Brubaker, Partner Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur.

Chair Elect is Diane L. Habash, Bio-nutrition Research Manager The Ohio State University. Treasurer is Jeff Pizzola, Group CFO American Kenda Rubber Ind. Co., LTD. Secretary is Danni Pamore, Executive Director, PolicyWorks.

Better Breathing Club

The annual  Better Breathing Club picnic was held on June 12th, at the Spring Hollow Lodge in Sharon Woods.

The picnic was attended by  38  BBC members who enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of delicious food, fun, dancing and a live band!

Special thanks to the awesome volunteers from the Franklin County Office on Aging and the 3-C Highway band who donated their time and talents to create a wonderful event. Also an additional thank you to Joyce Johnson, our Lung Health Outreach Manager/BBC Coordinator.