The Sub Zero Mission

Nobody Should Freeze to Death in America

Painesville, OH   |  https://subzeromission.org/

Mission

Nobody should Freeze to Death in America. The Sub Zero Mission delivers hats, coats, gloves, boots, sleeping bags and other warming items to the homeless in northeast Ohio and other regions during the winter with a special focus on homeless Veterans.

Ruling year info

2012

Founder and CEO

Al Raddatz

Chariman of the Board

Del Bethel

Main address

1760 N Ridge Rd

Painesville, OH 44077 USA

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EIN

45-4386322

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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The Sub Zero Mission - deliveries

The Sub Zero Mission helps the homeless stay warm during the winter months by providing hats, coats, gloves, boots, sleeping bags, new socks, tents and other warming items. We do this because nobody should freeze to death in America. We help the homeless , right where they live, under bridges, in the woods, or on the streets. This is important because not all homeless qualify to enter our homeless shelters.

The population we serve is made up of a diverse group of individuals, including: Black, brown, white, transgender, Veterans, men and women. We do not discriminate, any person needing supplies will be helped. As a Veteran run organization, our team concentrates on finding homeless Veterans who make up a high percentage of homeless. Our Veteran coordinator gives them his personal phone number and helps them find and organize the paperwork needed to qualify for Veterans assistance.

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The Sub Zero Mission will often locate homeless veterans who they will work with and assist in locating partner organizations that will enable them to obtain their government benefits.

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Social and economic status
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Goals & Strategy

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The Sub Zero Mission's goal is to provide warming items to the area homeless and veteran homeless population during the winter months with providing boots, coats, hats, gloves, socks, sleeping bags and tents to those that are unable to make it into a homeless shelter. Furthermore, the Sub Zero Mission will identify homeless veterans and assist them in connecting with the necessary partner organizations to receive VA benefits.

The Sub Zero Mission's strategies for success include fundraising and events to solicit either financial donations or item donations during the off season. During the mission season which consists of the day after Thanksgiving to the first day of Spring, The Sub Zero Mission has 3 teams of 6-8 highly trained individuals who will take the donated/purchased items to areas where the homeless live whether it is in homeless camps, under bridges, in abandoned buildings as well as others who are unable to make it into a shelter during the cold months.

The Sub Zero Mission is made up of a team of volunteers that will accept and organize all warming items that will be distributed to the homeless. There is a Veteran Coordinator on staff that will work with homeless veterans to connect them with the necessary resources. There is both a Marketing and Fundraising Team that will solicit donations, conduct community events and apply for grants to secure the necessary funds.

During the last 13 years, The Sub Zero Mission has successfully distributed over 15k warming items; has secured funding as well as grants.

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The Sub Zero Mission

Board of directors
as of 10/6/2021
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Board co-chair

Al Raddatz

The Sub Zero Mission CEO


Board co-chair

Del Bethel

The Sub Zero Mission Chairman of the Board

Barb Raddatz

Vice Chairperson

Shane Hajjar

Treasurer

Vickie Maloney

Secretary

Karen Suttman

Director of Events/Fundraising

James Hido

Director of Marketing

Douglas Simek

Director of Legal Affairs

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Last updated: 07/12/2021

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