It’s a blessing

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Photo courtesy of Holli Keller of Keller Photography
Ashton Thomas, a junior at Hamilton Township High School, was presented with a year-end project in his environmental science class and he applied what he learned to real life by recycling an old TV armoire into “Blessing Box.” He also made organizational bins to go inside the box out of laundry containers to help keep things out of landfills and give them a purpose. “He thought it would be a good way for people to share things they may not need with others who are in need during these difficult times,” said Thomas’ mother, Amanda Hansel. “He wanted to make his community better.” A Blessing Box is where people leave donated items for others to pick up anonymously. Thomas thanked the Hamilton Township Trustees for approving and permitting the location of the box as well as Hamilton Township Fire Chief Martin Hafey and his crew for the help with installation and allowing it to be placed at the fire station. “Special thanks to Columbus Blessing Box, who helped with all the questions along the way,” said Hansel. “Thanks to the community for the overwhelming support so far in helping make a difference in our community.” If you would like to donate items or know someone in need, the Blessing Box is located at Hamilton Township Fire Station 171, 1460 Obetz Road, Columbus. Pictured here is Ashton Thomas (left) and Hamilton Township Fire Chief Martin Hafey standing by the new blessing box.

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