Kent Beittel, the director of the Open Shelter, will be our guest speaker. This organization, located on East Mound Street, has been serving the Columbus community since 1983. The Open Shelter provides emergency shelter and assistance for homeless and marginally housed persons in Central Ohio, especially the most vulnerable among them. Kent will share his experiences and talk about ways that the Open Shelter receives support from the community. A light lunch will be provided so please sign up on the Connection Card. Lunch participants are encouraged to bring flashlights to donate to the shelter. If you have questions, contact Bill Bartter at email@example.com.