MEDIA ADVISORY: World Changers Brings Nearly 100 Teenagers to Central Ohio to Help Repair Houses Near Nationwide Childrens Hospital

June 17, 2010

WHAT:
World Changers Brings Nearly 100 Teenagers to Central Ohio to Help Repair Houses Near Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Teens will repair houses on Carpenter Street, Kossuth Street, 17th Street, 18th Street and Wager Street
           
WHEN:
Thursday, June 17, 2010
1 p.m.

WHERE:
704 Wager Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
*located across from Nationwide Children’s Hospital

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
During the week of June 14-18, nearly 100 teenagers from across the United States will arrive in Columbus to improve residential housing. As part of their church youth groups, these teenagers volunteer their time to improve neighborhood housing in cities across the country.

A total of 15 houses located near Nationwide Children’s Hospital will receive various repairs including installation of vinyl, porch repairs, exterior painting improvements and landscaping. The houses reside on Carpenter Street, Kossuth Street, 17th Street, 18th Street and Wager Street. A community garden will also be installed on Wager Street.

With its 20th summer of operation, World Changers is an approach to youth mission projects among Southern Baptists and other evangelical churches. The summer mission trips are initiatives of the North American Mission Board (Southern Baptist Convention). This summer, 97 World Changers projects will take place in more than 85 cities from Alaska to New York.

There are many partners in this effort including United Way of Central Ohio, Community Development for All People, Rebuilding Together, City of Columbus, Home Depot, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families.

A special gathering will be held on Friday, June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at South High School to celebrate the new renovations. Community leaders, students and participating organizations will hold remarks at 7 p.m. to reflect on the student’s accomplishments.

For more information on the World Changers program, please visit http://www.world-changers.net/site/c.jjJVJ6MNIwE/b.4074847/k.BF07/Home.htm.

CONTACT:
Rachel Landers
World Changers
Media Relations
(918) 855-2286

Erin Pope
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Marketing and Public Relations
(614) 355-0495

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.