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Monthly Archives: June 2023

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.

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

John D. Burlie Pioneers Donate Lights To Truro Historical Society Barn

The Reynoldsburg/Truro Historical Society is rich in the history of the area. The Reynoldsburg/Truro Historical Society is the place to go to learn more about there City history and James C. Reynolds, the City’s founder.

The Pioneers Burlie Group heard about the Truro Historical Society needs of new lights in the barn. Elaine and Jerry contacted the Truro Historical Society and told them that they would like donate the lights for the barn from the Burlie Club Pioneer.