Wallick Featured in Two Leading Industry Publications

Wallick Communities was pleased to be recognized by Tax Credit Advisor and Affordable Housing Finance this year.

The Ashford on Broad, Wallick’s first affordable assisted living community, was featured on the cover of Tax Credit Advisors’ September issue. The case study “Affordable and Assisted with a Wow Factor” explored the increasing demand for assisted living services and how Wallick is working to meet that need, through the development of The Ashfords, at a cost that is affordable for seniors of all incomes.

The Ashford on Broad and The Ashford of Mt. Washington were also the topic of Affordable Housing Finance’s online article, “Wallick Works on Affordable Assisted-Living Model”.

Wallick Associates Focus on Giving Back

With several communities in development and others coming on-line, this past summer was a busy one for Wallick. However, Wallick associates still found time to volunteer, serving those living in substandard conditions, near and far.

In June, Wallick sent a team of associates and their families – 52 strong – to Ensenada, Mexico. For an entire week, these individuals worked side-by-side with five families that previously lived in deplorable conditions, building each family a new house. See their life changing experience unfold here.

Throughout the summer nearly 60 other Wallick associates volunteered to build houses for those in need, however, this time it was in their own backyard. Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, teams of associates worked in Columbus and Cincinnati building houses for families eagerly awaiting a place to call home. Catch a glimpse of their experience here.

Wallick Expands to New Territories

In 2017, Wallick acquired over 600 new affordable apartments, expanding into Wisconsin and West Virginia, and growing its portfolio in Indiana. New communities include:

Wallick is currently in the closing process of three other acquisitions in Wisconsin and Ohio.

Wallick’s Innovation of Affordable Senior Living Continues

What was once just a concept, has now become reality. In 2017 Wallick celebrated the grand openings of its first two affordable assisted living communities, The Ashford on Broad and The Ashford of Mt. Washington. In October, Wallick broke ground on its third affordable assisted living community, The Ashford at Sturbridge. Additional communities are being planned in Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton, Akron and Indianapolis.

Affordable assisted living is merely one opportunity within the realm of senior living that Wallick has turned its focus toward. In May, The company broke ground on its second memory care community, The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Columbus. Premarketing of The Grove is now underway as the community is expected to open in July 2018.

Wallick Welcomes Jenni Yeagley, Regional Vice President

Jenni Yeagley, our new regional vice president, has officially started her position at Wallick Communities. In this role, she’ll oversee the entire western region, which includes communities in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Dayton, Ohio.

We’re excited to have Jenni on our team for she brings 24 years of property management experience. Prior to joining Wallick, she served as regional vice president at Herman & Kittle Properties for 10 years.

Jenni is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) as well as a Blended Occupancy Specialist (BOS). She received her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan.

Jenni and her husband, Adam, reside just north of Indianapolis with their two children, Colton and Chloe. When Jenni’s not reading a good book, she enjoys fishing and boating with her family.

Wallick Attends Ohio Housing Conference

The Ohio Housing Conference has brought together investors, government officials, developers, nonprofits and more for the past 19 years. With over 1,700 professionals in attendance, this year’s Ohio Housing Conference was the largest to date. It was also a significant event for Wallick, which had five associates serve as panelists for the conference’s breakout sessions.

  • Amy Albery—Asset Management is Here to Stay
  • Tim Swiney—Affordable Housing 101
  • Sharon Shaffer—Housing and Health Care: Aging in Place Models
  • Matt Shoemacher—Preservation Roundtable
  • Layne Hurst—Innovative Products You Need to Know About

In the past, CEO Tom Feusse spoke at the event’s opening session and The Ashford on Broad was featured on a mobile tour of Columbus’ east side. During the tour, CSO Sharon Shaffer discussed the remarkable transformation of an outdated hotel into the affordable assisted living community we see today.

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty Attends Oakleaf Columbus’ Veterans Day Program

With one hand over their heart, nearly 40 residents and guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Corporal Richard Sims, to commence Oakleaf Columbus’ 4th Annual Veterans Day Program. At this year’s event, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty congressionally recognized 30 Oakleaf residents for their service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

To top off the event, Congresswoman Beatty invited Oakleaf residents to be her special guests at the grand opening of the “National Veterans Memorial and Museum” that’s currently under construction in downtown Columbus.

Wallick Officially Settles in New Albany Office

Wallick has officially moved to the second floor of Market & Main II, an 18,000 SF space located in New Albany, Ohio. Wallick’s new office has many state-of-the-art features including:

  • The Jack L. Wallick Conference Center
  • Sandy’s Place — a 1,000 SF café
  • Collaboration spaces
  • Interactive communication & scheduling technology throughout the entire space

Associates can also take advantage of nearby walking paths, restaurants, shops and parks. Wallick’s new address is 160 W. Main Street, Suite 200, New Albany, Ohio 43054. The company’s email addresses and phone numbers have stayed the same.

Almost 60 Associates Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

From framing to landscaping and everything in-between, almost 60 Wallick associates volunteered to work with Habitat for Humanity this summer. While completing a variety of construction activities, these associates helped create homes for deserving families in need.

Over the course of four work days, volunteers helped with a total of four houses, one in Cincinnati and three in Columbus. Additionally, Wallick Communities donated $6,000 worth of supplies and lumber to Habitat for Humanity.

Before families can settle into their new homes, they must go through a financial review and complete a homeownership class. As of right now, these families live in poor, substandard housing. Therefore, you can imagine how excited they are to transition into a brand-new home.

While gaining some useful construction skills, these associates contributed to the future health and happiness of families in need. This opportunity was made possible by Heart of Service, Wallick’s volunteer committee.

 

Wallick Grows Indiana Portfolio

Recently, Wallick acquired two affordable apartment communities in central Indiana, Sun Valley Townhomes and Brownstone Apartments.

Sun Valley is nestled in Anderson, IN, about 45 minutes northeast of Indianapolis. The community has 80 apartments and serves families through the low-income tax credit program.

Brownstone resides in the city of Indianapolis. The community consists of 95 studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, serving families through the Section 8 program.

“Not only do the acquisitions of Sun Valley and Brownstone expand our Indiana portfolio, they also expand our mission of opening doors to homes, opportunities and hope. We’re thrilled to welcome a new set of residents and associates to the Wallick family,” said Senior Vice President Amy Albery.

The Ashfords Welcome Federal, State & Local Officials to Grand Openings

It’s been a busy month for Wallick as its newest assisted living communities, The Ashford on Broad and The Ashford of Mt. Washington, celebrated grand openings.   

The Ashford on Broad 

Nearly 75 attendees joined Wallick Communities on August, 22 at The Ashford on Broad for a ribbon cutting and open house.

Special guests included:

  • Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio 3rd District
  • Julie Wallick, Principal of Wallick Communities
  • Mayor Kim Maggard, City of Whitehall
  • Tom Feusse, CEO of Wallick Communities
  • Zach Woodruff, City of Whitehall
  • Richard Winslow, Executive Director of The Ashford on Broad
  • Sue Zazon, Huntington Bank
  • Dr. Holly Holtzen, Ohio Housing Finance Agency

Formerly the Ramada Inn, The Ashford on Broad was adaptively transformed into a $10 million assisted living community for seniors of all incomes. It offers a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments with three unique housing options designed around a café, bistro and common areas. When fully occupied, The Ashford on Broad will create 70 full-time jobs within central Ohio.

The Ashford of Mt. Washington 

On August 24, The Ashford of Mt. Washington welcomed nearly 50 guests to its grand opening celebration.

Attendees included:

  • Ken Schroeder, Anderson Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Guy Ford, Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • Tom Feusse, CEO of Wallick Communities
  • Judy Schlagheck, Anderson Chamber of Commerce, Chair
  • Gay Boyce, Executive Director of The Ashford of Mt. Washington
  • Howard Wallick, Principal of Wallick Communities

Previously a 63,500 SF apartment building, The Ashford of Mt. Washington has been transformed into a $7 million assisted and independent living community for seniors of all incomes. The community offers a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments as well as a café, bistro and common areas. When fully occupied, The Ashford of Mt. Washington will create 70 full-time positions in eastern Cincinnati, Ohio.

Pat Tiberi Speaks at Georgetown Senior Apartments’ Grand Re-Opening

Georgetown Senior Apartments welcomed Congressman Pat Tiberi to its grand re-opening and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 29.

Guests included:

  • Tim Swiney, SVP, Development, Wallick Communities
  • Rochelle Twinning, Executive Director, BRIDGES Community Action Partnership
  • Ferzan Ahmed, Delaware County Administrator
  • Vice Mayor Kent Shafer, City of Delaware, Ohio
  • Tom Homan, City Manager, City of Delaware, Ohio
  • Andrew Brenner, State Representative 67th District
  • Alicia Fannon, Closing Coordinator, City Real Estate Advisors
  • Justin Marshall, Assistant Vice President, Fifth-Third Bank
  • Donna Hyder, Resident, Georgetown Senior Apartments

Originally built in 1977, Georgetown is a two-story congregate building with 50 one-bedroom apartments. In 2015, Wallick was awarded Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for the community’s rehabilitation. Georgetown’s $7.4 million transformation included:

  • All new roof and Energy Star rated vinyl windows
  • New Energy Star split system HVAC
  • All new kitchen counter tops, cabinets and appliances
  • New bathroom fixtures and accessories
  • Upgraded hard surface flooring throughout
  • Remodeled 8 unit to meet UFAS and 504 Standards
  • New resident computer center
  • Newly created Resident Service and Health Care Assessment Offices
  • New security camera system
  • New gazebo, raised garden plots and accessible route
  • Enlarged and enhanced entry vestibule

2017 Jack Wallick Memorial Scholarship Recipients Announced

Every spring, the Jack Wallick Memorial Scholarship program awards several Wallick residents with up to $2,500 each year to cover the cost of college or technical school. This endowment fund was established in memory of Jack Wallick, founder of Wallick Communities, and supports his mission to build a better future for people of all walks of life.

We’re excited to announce that the following residents have been awarded the Jack Wallick Memorial Scholarship for 2017:

  • Aaliyah Anderson, Parkview Estates, University of Illinois at Springfield, Accounting
  • Aleah Cumberbatch, Carriage Hill, Ohio University, AA Transfer Degree
  • Brenda Muyonga, Riverside Commons, Wright State University, Nursing
  • Deanna Parsons, Fair Parks Apartments, Southern State Community College, Applied Arts & Sciences
  • Dennell White, The Meadows, Columbus State Community College, Associates of Social & Human Services
  • Khaila Netters, Parkview Estates, University of Kentucky, Nursing (BSN)
  • Praise Tangbe, Carriage Hill, Ohio University, Public Health

By developing this scholarship program, Wallick is helping residents achieve their dreams and pursue the career they’ve always wanted. It also brings our mission statement of “opening doors to homes, opportunities and hope” to life.

“Ever since I was a small child, I’ve dreamed of attending nursing school. Since being named a recipient of the Jack Wallick Memorial Scholarship, my dream is finally becoming a reality.” 

–Brenda Muyonga, 2017 Jack Wallick Memorial Scholarship Recipient  

Congratulations to our 2017 scholarship recipients. Good luck with your studies!

Wallick Welcomes John Leonard, SVP, Construction

Wallick Communities is pleased to welcome John Leonard, Senior Vice President, Wallick Construction.  In this position, John will be responsible to effectively manage all construction-related projects and activities at Wallick.

Prior to joining Wallick, John was Vice President of the NRP Group, most recently responsible for overseeing construction of NRP’s Affordable Housing projects, which in the last 18 months comprised eight developments totaling $50 million. Prior to that, John oversaw construction for NRP’s Eastern Division, including affordable and market-rate developments, averaging 22 projects annually and more than 60 construction employees.

John has also worked with the Zaremba Group and attended Lakeland College studying business management. John is from Broadview Heights (near Cleveland) and is married with three kids. He is a big Cleveland sports fan and an OSU football fan.

Welcome, John!

Wallick Welcomes Joe Hall, Development Manager

Wallick Communities is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Development Team, Joe Hall. Joe will assume the role of Development Manager, and will be responsible for further preserving and adding to Wallick’s affordable housing portfolio by securing new LIHTC allocations. Joe will be a member of Tim Swiney’s origination team, which is currently responsible for LIHTC production in Ohio and Michigan.

Joe is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), with over seven years of experience within the affordable housing industry. His past areas of focus include acquisitions, refinances, LIHTC syndication, investment modeling, construction accounting and asset management. Prior to joining Wallick, Joe worked as the Director of Acquisitions for National Church Residences. He has also served as a Tax Manager within the Real Estate and Partnership taxation practice at Deloitte.

Joe received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Ohio State University, as well as his Master’s in Taxation from Capital University. Joe, his wife Carmen and their two children (Lucas, age 6 and Marianne, age 3), reside in Gahanna and are members of the New Albany Presbyterian Church.

Welcome, Joe! We look forward to working with you.

Ryan Herchenroether Joins Wallick Communities as VP of Senior Living Development

Please join us in welcoming Ryan Herchenroether, the new Vice President of Senior Living Development. In this role, Ryan will lead the Senior Living Development team on a variety of projects, including the expansion of Wallick’s assisted living and memory care channel.

From serving a 150-year old nonprofit in New York to working for Maplewood Senior Living in Connecticut, Ryan has established a successful career within development and senior living over the past eight years. Prior to his work within the senior living industry, Ryan served as a planner for the City of New York and worked for AKRF, Inc., a planning and environmental consulting firm.

“Rather than solely serving the luxury market, which is what many providers do, I’ve joined Wallick to bring quality housing and care services to everyday older adults. It’s easier said than done, but should be fun along the way”  

–Ryan Herchenroether, VP of Senior Living Development 

Ryan is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C) and received his master’s degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College (City University of New York). He completed graduate coursework in real estate from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont. Currently commuting from Connecticut, Ryan, his wife Sara and their three children will relocate to the Columbus-area within the next year.

Dig In! Wallick Communities Officially Breaks Ground on 2nd Memory Care Community

On May 17, Wallick Communities welcomed nearly 50 guests to the grounds of Oakleaf Village of Columbus, where construction for its second memory care community, The Grove, has already begun.

Among the groundbreaking attendees, were guest speakers Jean Thompson, Ohio Assisted Living Association; Vince McGrail, Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio; Ellen Short, Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown; Larry Seward, Office of Congresswoman Joyce Beatty; Hon. Michael Stinziano, Columbus City Council; Rabbi Areyah Kaltmann, The Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center; Reverend Leroy Troy, Resident at Oakleaf Village; Dawn Nero, Executive Director of Oakleaf Village; Howard Wallick, Principal of Wallick Communities; and Tom Feusse, CEO of Wallick Communities.

With each passing minute, one person in the United States will develop Alzheimer’s disease.  By officially breaking ground on this state-of-the-art memory care community, Wallick is contributing to the growing effort to help those affected by age-related dementias.

The Grove will be composed of four neighborhoods that can support up to 56 residents total. Each neighborhood will feature a living room, open kitchen, sun room, private dining area, secured courtyard with a covered patio and walking path. These neighborhoods are designed to accommodate residents as they progress through the different stages of dementia.

This $7.1 million memory care community will create approximately 40 full-time employment positions for those in the Columbus-area and is expected to be completed by Spring 2018.

We want to thank everyone who attended the groundbreaking event and showed their support for The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Columbus. As the number of people affected by age-related dementia increases, Wallick will continue to provide person-centered care that will foster independence and enhance the quality of life for its residents.

Let’s Get Healthy! Roll Hill Kicks-Off 6th Annual Health Fair with 1 1/2 Mile Power Walk

Residents of Villages at Roll Hill had a healthy start to their day on Thursday, 3/16 when they were joined by community leaders for a 1 ½ mile power walk, which was a lively start to their 6th annual Health Fair. Nearly 300 residents attended the event to get tips on how to lead healthier lifestyles and improve their overall well-being.

The need for a community health fair was recognized by Lisa Hyde-Miller, Service Coordinator at Roll Hill, when she noticed a majority of mothers struggling with high blood pressure. To make the situation more complicated, the local grocery store and only source for fresh produce in the area, closed its doors. Due to a lack of resources in the neighborhood, Lisa decided it was time to bring health organizations to the Villages at Roll Hill.

“The greatest benefit of hosting a health fair is that people learn how to take care of themselves. I always say, your body is your temple and you only get what you put in it.”

-Lisa Hyde-Miller, Service Coordinator, Villages at Roll Hill

The community welcomed over 20 vendors, which included Buckeye Health Plan, Cincinnati Fire Department and a mammography van. Several new vendors were in attendance as well, such as Moving Beyond Depression and Health Care Access Now (HCAN). Moving Beyond Depression, a program developed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, will be conducting a workshop at Roll Hill within the near future.

Among the more popular vendors was Miami Heights Chiropractic Center, who provided free back massages. Cradle Cincinnati was also present to spread the word about Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, a nonprofit that has delivered over 30,000 diapers this year to babies in Greater Cincinnati.

Raffle prizes included two admission tickets to Kings Island, 24 comforters from Bed, Bath & Beyond and five tickets/free skate rentals from The Skatin Place. Donations included a $500 mini grant from Baby1st Network and 3,000 canned goods from Childhood Food Solutions.

In view of Lisa Hyde-Miller’s hard work at Roll Hill and Childhood Food Solutions, the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce has invited her to speak at Cincinnati City Hall on Wednesday, April 5th. Congratulations, Lisa! You have inspired great changes at Villages at Roll Hill and we appreciate everything that you do.

Thank you to all businesses and organizations, who participated in Roll Hill’s 6th Annual Health Fair.

 

Complete list of organizations/businesses present at the health fair:

The Talbert House

Family Solutions

Mammography Van

Healthy Moms & Babes

Cincinnati Fire Department

Cincinnati Police/Crime Stopper

Primerica

Miami Heights Chiropractic Center

Cincinnati Hearing Center

Walgreens Pharmacy

Healthy Skin the Natural Way! Allie Bio Derma

Cincinnati Association for the Blind

TriHealth: Nutrition, Natal Care & Smoking Doll

Newcomer Funeral Services

Buckeye Health Plan

Moving Beyond Depression

Health Care Access Now (HCAN)

Caring Transitions: “Seniors Support System”

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati

Clear Captions

Cradle Cincinnati/Reproductive Life Planning

Dr. Dan Buchanan Kenwood Rehabilitation

Westwood Library

 

Complete list of organizations/businesses that contributed donations:

Kings Island- 2 admission tickets

The Skatin’ Place- 5 admission ticket/skate rentals

Talbert House- $20 gift card

Health Care Access Now (HCAN)- $25 Kroger gift card

Bed, Bath & Beyond- 24 comforters, 1 Mr. Coffee & 2 pressure warmers

Miami Heights Chiropractic Center- 1 icepack

Dr. Dan Buchanan Kenwood Rehabilitation- Protein drinks for all attendees

Baby 1st Network- $500 mini-grant

Cradle Cincinnati- $500

President Drive Church- Hats & gloves

Childhood Food Solutions- 3,000 canned goods

Congratulations! Jessica Smith, Wallick Resident & Jerry Grier Scholarship Recipient, Graduates from Morehead State University

The Jerry Grier Scholarship Program was founded in 2014 by the Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC), an affiliate of the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH). The program was named after longtime OCCH board member, Jerry Grier, and is administered by the nonprofit organization, I Know I Can. Applicants have the opportunity to apply to both a tuition and performance-based scholarship. The tuition scholarship can award up to $8,000 per academic school year to help cover tuition costs. While the performance-based scholarship, can award up to $2,000 per academic school year to assist with student-related expenditures, such as textbooks, laptops and other course requirements.

Jessica Smith, Wallick resident and Jerry Grier Scholarship recipient, recently graduated from Morehead State University with a 4.0 GPA and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Read more about Jessica’s college experience and her plans for after graduation in her personal statement below.

My name is Jessica Smith and I am a 39-year-old divorced mother of two wonderful teenage children, Kaitlyn and Kaleb. I just recently graduated from Morehead State University (MSU) in December 2016 with my Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). My journey with higher education started shortly after my divorce in 2011. I originally wanted to study to be a Respiratory Therapist, but after taking two biology classes, I started to question my career choice. I went to my college advisor at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) and told her about my concerns. I was also worried about the commute to Morehead State University’s main campus in Morehead, KY, which I had to make in order to complete the respiratory therapy program. My advisor then told me about MSU’s Ashland Campus and their social work program. So, I signed up for a couple of social work electives, loved them, and then smoothly transitioned into MSU’s social work program after my graduation at ACTC in May 2014, when I obtained my Associate of Arts (AA). I chose social work because social services helped me get to where I am today. Yes, I needed social services, but I didn’t take them as a handout, I used them as a hand up. Living here at Lawrence Village apartments gave me the ability to give my children safe and affordable housing, which alleviated a lot of stress. I worked very hard to make sure I got this degree, not only to become more self-sufficient myself, but to also learn how to effectively help others reach self-sufficiency as well. It’s just as rewarding to me to see others achieve self-sufficiency and reach goals, as it is for me to reach those same things.

In January 2015, I was officially accepted, after a challenging selection process, into MSU’s Bachelor of Social Work Program at their Ashland campus. I was one of 36 individuals chosen out of 70-some that applied for the program. We were the first group to go through this selection process and were called “The Chosen Ones”. Knowing that alone, boosted my confidence even more and motivated me to do the best I could in this program. My GPA soared from a 2.8 to a 4.0 after my first two semesters in the program. I had a close knit cohort and amazing faculty and professors to help get me through this program. With all the assignments we had, my cohort got to practice the skills we were learning together, on each other. We got constructive criticism not only from professors, but also from each other and it was the best learning experience I’ve ever had. Getting my Bachelor of Social Work was by far one of the most rewarding experiences of my life other than having my two children. They were one of my main motivations to make this change in my life.

Throughout my college experience I received several awards: Graduate Dean’s Scholar, Lola Crosthwaite Scholarship, and the Jerry Grier OCIC Scholarship. The Jerry Grier Scholarship was a huge help and covered all of my tuition my last semester plus my books. It was a huge relief to not have to add more debt onto what I had already incurred. Now that I have graduated, I am currently working on obtaining my social work licensure (LSW) and also waiting for an assessment to potentially obtain employment with the state of Ohio, working for Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, which helps Ohioans with disabilities obtain employment and reach self-sufficiency. I’ve also interviewed with several other jobs as well. I would also like to obtain my master’s degree in social work (MSW) after I get a couple years of work experience. My ultimate goal is to eventually become a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW).

–Jessica Smith, Morehead State University Graduate & Resident at Lawrence Village

Carriage Hill Receives Great Deal of Support After Fire Destroys Building 12

On Sunday, February 26 at approximately 4 p.m., a fire was reported at Building 12 of Carriage Hill Apartments in Athens, Ohio. The building’s roof and third floor were destroyed, while the rest of the building sustained extensive water damage. The fire was contained by 8:30 p.m., however, Athens Fire Department remained on the scene through the night to maintain flare-ups. Unfortunately, the building and its contents are at a total loss and will be demolished in the coming weeks.

Thankfully, no serious injuries occurred, although one person was treated for smoke inhalation. Ohio University (OU) opened the doors of Baker University Center to serve as a warming station on Sunday evening. On Monday, OU and Athens’ communities rallied to collect food, clothing and other essentials for the residents, who lost their possessions to the fire.

American Red Cross also extended their services by providing food, clothing, temporary shelter and emotional support to the residents of the 24 apartment homes that were lost. Additionally, OU’s Housing and Residence Life will work with the students, faculty and staff member affected by the fire, while the American Red Cross will continue to assist the rest of Building 12’s residents.

We would like to recognize Wallick team members Rowe Shockley, Layne Hurst, Mitch Rubin, Ashley Castle and others for their quick actions.

We would also like to thank Ohio University, American Red Cross of Southeast Ohio, the Athens Fire Department and everyone else who tirelessly helped during this time of need. We will keep those affected by the fire at Carriage Hill in our thoughts, as we continue to assess damages and plan for the future.