Gryphon USA is a proud support of many charitable organizations. In the summer of 2016, they incorporated GUSA Community Initiative to focus on working with the court systems to address vacant and abandoned properties in Franklin County, OH. This collaboration allows these properties to be assessed then renovated or demolished by a court appointee. The partnership was developed with the idea of being able to replicate the process in other areas, and the program will hopefully be implemented in other Ohio cities as well.
Gryphon USA also works closely with the homeless population in Columbus, and has created initiatives to support them in colder weather, which can be brutal for those without food and shelter. In 2015 Manager Rich Kruse began collecting turkey carcasses from friends and neighbors after Thanksgiving and Christmas and used them to make soup for homeless and disadvantaged families. His mission was featured in The Columbus Dispatch, you can read the article here.
He also created a GoFundMe page to raise money to purchase gloves, scarves, and hats and received his entire funding within a few weeks. He then increased his goal and received $1000 Giving Tuesday donation from the GoFundMe organization to purchase more cold weather clothing needs for those that needed them. Visit Rich’s GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/2bzzeqk
“I really think that a lot of the problems that we have in our community have a basis in that people are hungry, they don’t have enough money, they can’t eat,” Rich says. “If we can keep people fed, it goes a long way toward solving other problems that come up in our communities.”