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Monthly Archives: June 2023

The Cozy Wraps Group Makes A Couple of Summer Delivers


The Cozy Wrap group keeps right on knitting and Carolyn makes the deliveries for the group along with the things that she has knitted. Yesterday Carolyn delivered 3 lap robes and 2 shoulder wraps to Hillcrest. Hillcrest is a new senior place the group has been found to share the groups work with. Emily accepted the donation and thank Carolyn for the donation. Today Carolyn made a delivery of of seven baby blankets to Lydia House. When she arrived at Lydia House she was met by a new receptionist Karen. Karen accepted the baby blankets and was very grateful. Karen was new to this job at Lydia House and very appreciative of the donation.

Submitted by Carolyn Wolkins and photos by Bob Wolkins

Heartland Pioneers Helping Those in Need Beat the Heat




For the third consecutive year the Heartland Council Pioneers of New Outlook West Ch. 161 took part in the fan drive purchasing 80 box fans for the needy and elderly in the Omaha area to help beat the heat.

Help Omaha Metro Residents Beat the Heat: Donate to the Annual Fan Drive

Summer’s sizzling temperatures can take a toll on anyone, but the elderly, people with medical conditions and those without air conditioning are especially at risk. That’s why Westlake Ace Hardware’s annual Fan Drive to benefit The Salvation Army has been a vital lifeline to many in Omaha.

Stop by any Westlake Ace Hardware metro-Omaha location any time between now and June 18 to round up your purchase or donate any amount of your choice. Donations can also be made online here.

Funds will be used to purchase fans for The Salvation Army, and all donations will support people in need in our local community, including low-income seniors, qualified families with children and adults with disabilities.

Donating to the fan drive is an easy way to make a big difference for someone in need. A single box fan can help reduce energy costs by properly circulating air throughout a home or by helping a small window unit air conditioner cool more efficiently.

“We are so grateful to every one of the Westlake Ace Hardware customers who contribute to the fan drive,” said Tiffanie McCowin, director of material assistance and seasonal services for The Salvation Army of Omaha. “Something as simple as a fan can make a tremendous difference in the health and comfort of the elderly and others who might struggle during summer’s hottest days.”

Submitted by Gordy Viner Chair