Other Projects

The Flight 93 Mobile Museum

 

Project Description
While the project will span several years, 2016 featured the launch of the Flight 93 Mobile Museum. It will be an educational vehicle to teach students about the valor displayed aboard United Flight 93, aligned with the National Park Service and Flight 93 National Memorial.  Since 2001, Deitrick & Berger Interior Architecture and The HALO Foundation have taken students to the Flight 93 Crash Site in Shanksville, PA, so that they may learn about the magnitude of this heroic event. In addition to providing a historically accurate account of the events that occurred aboard Flight 93, another section of the Mobile Museum will exhibit responses from the students involved with “93 cents for Flight 93”. Responses will include letters, poems, and quilts created in support of the effort to assist the loved ones of the passengers and crew of Flight 93. The Mobile Museum will visit schools and attend local events across the states. It will also be available to the general public at MAPS Aviation Museum in Green, Ohio, when it is not on the road. The University of Akron has been a critical partner throughout this project and will continue to partner with HALO as the process continues.

Flag Drop Box

 

Project Description
HALO partnered with Akron community members to create a drop box for the retirement of worn American flags. It is the only one of its kind located at a school in the state of Ohio. Students at Resnik CLC voted on the wrap for the steel box, which was made by metalsmithing students at the career center.  The project and dedication ceremony was a wonderful community effort, made possible through the contributions of Akron Public Schools, Sgt. Todd Fitzwater, MGSgt. John MacLean and Cadets: East High School CLC Marine Corps JROTC, Boy Scouts of America Troop 1, Cub Scouts Pack 3001, Orval Hawkins and students from the East High School CLC welding program, APS Career Education, Flags of Freedom/ Steve Toohey, Power Media, the Alcoa foundation and Resnik Community Learning Center students and staff.

Medallion Packing

 

Project Description
For the launch of the Flight 93 Mobile Museum, HALO wanted to announce it to a group of our biggest supporters. We arranged a volunteer event with senior citizens at The Merriman- an Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Home, Judith Resnik Community Learning Center students, and St. Vincent St. Mary high school students. The groups worked together to package the Flight 93 medallions commissioned to honor the 40 heroes of Flight 93.

Women of Worth Retreat

 

Project Description
The WoW retreat is an annual, ecumenical gathering designed to empower women. This year’s retreat was no exception. Our keynote speaker was Becky Moreland of RAHAB Ministries, and she educated us on the major problem of human trafficking.  RAHAB, since its start in 2002, has been reaching victims of sexual assault and human trafficking, wherever they are.

Christmas Tea Supporting RAHAB Ministries

Project Description
Inspired deeply by RAHAB Ministries, this Christmas tea brought women together to enjoy fellowship while making gift baskets for survivors served by RAHAB. This event brought further awareness to the ministry and provided the ladies a chance to give back in love. Our intergenerational service brought women and youth together to sort and pack the generous donations.

Dominic’s Dream

 

Project Description
Dominic’s Dream is the brain child of Dominic Piunno, who is a teenager who has Hemophilia. His dream is to raise money for medical research into Hemophilia and other pediatric blood disorders that would either find a cure or develop different treatments that would eliminate the painful procedures for other children that he has had to endure for his entire life. In 2015 the HALO Foundation agreed to mentor this new 501.c.3 charity in hosting their first fundraising event, and to model the event after the Annual Gala that HALO uses for their own fund raising efforts.

After a successful inaugural event in 2015, in one year the event outgrew the capacity of the event hall where it was held and had to be moved to Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. This year it sold out the capacity of the new room. The volunteers for Dominic’s Dream were able to take over many of the planning, donation request, check-in and program tasks that the HALO Foundation had provided last year, for the event this year. This year the HALO Foundation continued to handle the space planning for the new venue and ran the auction events. This included organizing and numbering all of the auction items, setting up the auction tables, and running the auction checkout.