Recently, several Centric Columbus employees and friends lived out one of Centric’s core values, Ignite Passion for the Greater Good,  when they volunteered at Faith Mission in Downtown Columbus.

Faith Mission started on February 6, 1966, in response to the City Mission closing its doors. The services offered at Faith Mission in 1966 included opening the doors at 5 p.m., serving a meal, and providing beds for twelve men. Today, Faith Mission is a 24-hour emergency shelter, serving up to 220 men and 46 women at three locations: 325 E. Long St., 151 N. 6th St. and 599 E. 8th Ave. Faith Mission is the only organization in Franklin County able to serve three meals a day, every day of the year. Their mission is to continue to create a better world by serving people in need.

As you can imagine, the center receives a fair amount of donations that range anywhere from food to various clothing items. All of the donations are collected in a donation room and with the large volume of donations; this room can quickly become disorganized. This disorganization was no match for the Centric team as we quickly organized the room from front to back. At the end of three hours, the room had gone through a complete transformation.

Sarah Douglas, Faith Mission Event Coordinator had this to say about the team:

“Thank you so much again for coming and helping in the donation room!  You all did a phenomenal job and I had a lot of fun working with everyone.”

Participants included:

  • Dave Freeman
  • Jeff DePiazzaCOL_FaithMission_GroupPic2_350
  • Kyle Buggie
  • Abby Cooley
  • Eric Juttner and his daughter Sarah
  • Jackie Trexel
  • Mike Schmitz
  • Trevor Major
  • Albert Guzman
  • Andy Zupfer
  • Julie Shaffer
  • Mike Gonzalez
  • Angie Abrams
  • Mike Rogers

About Faith Mission

Since 1966, Faith Mission has served the homeless community by offering a secure environment for homeless men and women on an emergency walk-in basis. Faith Mission is known by many as not only a place for a hot meal and a warm bed, but a haven of hope as well. The agency provides shelter, food and clothing, while helping individuals with access to longer term solutions such as housing, employment assistance, medical, dental and vision care, counseling and support groups. Faith Mission is member of the Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio family. To learn more, visit

See additional photos from this event on Centric’s Facebook page.