The groundbreaking for Tyler’s Redemption Place is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 — the fourth anniversary of the death of Tyler Bornstein, who died of a heroin/fentanyl overdose in 2014.
His parents, Travis and Shelly Bornstein, founded Hope United.
“This endeavor will save lives,” Shapiro said in a prepared statement. “Community-driven responses such as this are what is needed to end the opioid epidemic. I am proud to honor Tyler Bornstein’s memory and others gone too soon through this collaboration.”
Peninsula Architects will serve as the project architect.
“Welty is committed to being an integral part of the community by becoming active partners with organizations that make up the fabric of the community,” said Don Taylor, president and CEO of Welty, in a prepared statement. “With the opioid crisis significantly impacting citizens of Ohio both directly and indirectly, there is no better time for Tyler’s Redemption Place to materialize and provide hope and programs to those who need it most. We couldn’t be more to be grateful to be involved with such a critical project.”
Already, Hope United has raised more than $1.4 million of its $5 million fundraising effort. In addition to the capital campaign, the organization has launched Every1United, a fundraising campaign to bring together local businesses to help build Tyler’s Redemption Place, according to the release.
By: LYDIA COUTRÉ