Community Organization of the Year - Eaton Church of the Brethren
Tax credits awarded to historic preservation projects
Recently, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $27.5 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits to 19 applicants planning to rehabilitate 33 historic buildings. Together, the projects are expected to leverage approximately $279.4 million in private investments in eight communities. One of those projects is Eagle’s Point at the old Eaton High/Middle School. ... Total Project Cost: $10,879,133; Total Tax Credit: $1,532,269
Once the proud home of the Eaton Eagles, Eaton High School was built in 1926 and served students until 2012. An innovative partnership between Miller Valentine Group and the H.I.T. Foundation will retrofit the building for a mix of uses. Former classroom space will be rehabilitated into affordable housing. The former gymnasium and grand auditorium spaces will be maintained for community use. Finally, a portion of the property will also function as space for Sinclair Community College programming and a restaurant.
The H.I.T. Foundation (Home is the Foundation) held its first Senior Home Repair Program Volunteer Appreciation Event on Saturday, June 27. The event was held to recognize the many volunteers, donors and others who made the Senior Home Repair Program a success in 2014.
Several group and individual volunteers were recognized for their efforts, including: Youth Group Volunteers of the Year, First Presbyterian Youth Group; Special Trades of the Year, Jeff Brown (ARC Electric) and Bob Wolfe (Custom Fit Plumbing); Corporate Volunteers of the Year, Henny Penny Corp. and DOW Chemical Co.; Community Organization of the Year, Eaton Church of Brethren (below); General Contractor of the Year, Fosters Home Improvement; Senior Volunteer of the Year, Joan Hemmelgarn; and Individual Volunteer of the Year, Jeff Meyer (above).
In 2014, more than 700 hours of volunteer time were donated by individuals and hundreds of dollars were discounted in labor from local contractors. In all, the program completed over 100 projects, designed to “keep seniors safe at home.”
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Home Is The Foundation 1751 North Barron Street Eaton, OH 45320 Phone: (937) 472-0500 Fax: (937) 472-0501