After learning about Keith Everhart’s prognosis and the significant costs after insurance posed by his operation, a group of community members set out to fundraise on behalf of Keith Everhart. The Hope for Everhart Committee is a group utilizing the House of Prayer Pentecostal Church of God’s 501c(3) status to accept tax-deductible donations to benefit Everhart’s medical expenses. Because of Everhart’s position as an elected official, the committee is in contact with the Ohio Ethics
Commission to ensure all donations are ethical and will not be reported as political contributions. The Hope for Everhart committee is a small group entrusted with accepting donations from community organizations and providing a vehicle to distribute payments to medical providers on behalf of Everhart.