Demolition crews recently completed the demolition of vacated structures on the corner of Barron and Decatur streets in Eaton. Building being removed include both residential structures and commercial buildings. The demolition effort is part of the overall plan for Eagle's Point. (Click images to enlarge)
HBO's American Winter screening
The Preble County Branch of the United Way of the Greater Dayton
Area would like to invite you to join us on the evening of February 26th
at the Eaton Performing Arts Center for a free screening and special panel
discussion of the critically acclaimed HBO documentary American Winter.
It features struggling families who called into the HelpLink 211 social
services hotline in search of help during the winter of 2012.
The documentary American Winter, directed
by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz (Taxicab Confessions, The
Defenders), follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the
wake of the economic downturn. Shot during the winter of 2011-12 in
Portland, Oregon, this powerful film reveals the human impact of budget cuts to
social services, rising poverty and economic inequality, and the fracturing of
the American Dream. American Winter premiered on HBO in March 2013 and
won Best Documentary Award at the Portland International Film Festival. Most recently,
American Winter won "Best of the Festival" at the Workers Unite! Film
Simpson recognized for service to board
Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson was recently honored for his service to the H.I.T. Foundation (Home Is The Foundation). Simpson served on the H.I.T. Foundation Board of Directors from 2008 through 2014. Simpson also served as the chair of the organization’s Property Management Committee. He was recognized at a recent board meeting by Board President Mary Bullen, board members Bruce Barnes and Lisa Noble, and Executive Director Bill Hutton. Simpson’s two terms of service expired in 2015.
FHLB funding assists area residents
The HIT Foundation's Senior Home Repair program benefitted recently from the Federal Home Loan Bank Accessibility Rehabilitation Program. This program provides funding for accessibility rehabilitation and emergency repairs for low- and moderate-income special needs and elderly homeowners in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee . . . MORE
Whether you are an active retiree, a youth group, boy scout troop or church organization, your help is needed! Volunteerism is the lifeblood of the Senior Home Repair Program. While we always appreciate construction skill, all hands on board are useful—even kids! And what a way to teach our children to remember the elderly in our community whom are dependent on others for assistance.
The Senior Home Repair Program also relies on donations to complete repairs for seniors in Preble County. Overhead for the program is provided by the HIT Foundation; 100 percent of donations go to the costs of labor and material for repairs.
Preble County United
Way to present free screening & panel discussion of documentary
film, American Winter February 26, 2015
The documentary American Winter, directed by Emmy
Award-winning filmmakers Joe & Harry Gantz follows the personal stories
of eight families struggling in the wake of the economic downturn during the
winter of 2012. February 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Performing Arts Center Eaton High School 600 Hillcrest Drive Eaton, Ohio 45320 The viewing is FREE and open to the
public! Please join us for pizza served from 5 - 5:45 pm. All
HIT Foundation Winter 2015 Newsletter Now Available
Home Is The Foundation 1751 North Barron Street Eaton, OH 45320 Phone: (937) 472-0500 Fax: (937) 472-0501
Donate to the Senior Home Repair Program
Everyone in Preble County should have a decent place to live!
H.I.T Foundation owns and manages rental properties in Preble County that we make available to families at affordable rates that don’t exceed 30% of their income. Our houses are well maintained and set the standard for safe, quality, affordable properties a family can call home.