As downtown Cincinnati's Garfield Suites is converted to apartments, a formerly homeless man is among those getting furniture donated by the hotel.
New Life Furniture operates much like a food bank, providing gently used furniture instead of food to people coming out of shelters who have overcome homelessness or fled an abusive situation.
CINCINNATI -- A few weeks ago, Todd Halsell was seeking warmth at Shelter House.
He was experiencing homelessness then.
Since January, he's gotten help to start a new life, with an apartment in Westwood.
And a closing hotel is helping furnish it.
Downtown's Garfield Suites Hotel is being converted into apartments.
With the help of New Life Furniture, Halsell was the recipient of some of the hotel's furniture.
"It's a blessing," he said. "It's like I won the showcase at 'The Price is Right' or something."
Watch the video above to see more from Halsell's home and how New Life, a furniture bank, works to help people in our community.
If you have furniture to donate, call or go to New Life Furniture's website: www.nlfurniture.org or call 513-313-0530.