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A Jacob’s House and Heartland Pioneers Face Mask Project

Face Masks for Davao City
Bud and Jo Jo decided to take all the material scraps left over from the
“Clothes for the Children” project and make face masks for the poor villagers.

Last week, the government ordered all citizens to wear masks when venturing outside during the month-long lockdown. Most all of the very poor do not have facemasks.

As of April 4th, the Philippines has reported 3,246 COVID-19 cases with 152 deaths. The main island of Luzon which is 120 miles from Davao City has been under lockdown since March 16th, while local authorities in other provinces have imposed their own set of restrictions.

Mayor Sara Duterte has placed all of Davao City under “community quarantine” amid the growing number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country.

In her Executive Order No. 1 issued on March 15, Duterte said the local government here should take “aggressive and proactive” measures, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continues to rise.

You may click on this link to view the Face Mask Project

Submitted by Bob Wolkins President of Heartland Council

A Jacob’s House and Heartland Pioneers Project


Davao City Philippines
A Jacobs House and Heartland Council Project

The purpose of the Davao City project is to try to lift these kids out of poverty. The only way to do this is to educate them. This is what we are trying to do. We have, however, found out in the past 4 years, that the children learn very little when they are starving. These children are lucky if they get one meal per day. That meal consists of a small cup of cooked rice, not the kind of meals that American kids get. They do not know what it is to have 3 full meals each day and are very thankful and lucky if they get a single cup of rice per day, not per meal.

As for the kids, we spend 3 days per week in this squatters village teaching the kids. We concentrate on English and Math. We also teach them how to put others ahead of themselves, in other words to serve others. After all, this is what Pioneers do.

The front yard you saw in the photo is also their school house. No desks, no floor, no rulers, no pencils and NO anything else. They sit on the ground or mud, depending on the weather each day they are in class. This is not conducive to learning. When the lockdown from the Virus is over, we will provide folding tables and chairs for the kids as well as some teaching aids to help further their learning experience.

You may click on this link to view the Davao City Project

Submitted by Bob Wolkins President of Heartland Council

CROSSROADS CHAPTER 135 (8150) 2020 CLUB & CHAPTER OFFICERS

Gordon Hankins president of Crossroads Chapter 135, New Outlook Pioneers has submitted a club and chapter roster for 2020. This is information for the region and for others that would look to contact different members in the club and Chapter. This roster is to make it easier to contact the officers in the club and chapter. Gordon is also co-chair with his wife Connie of the Therapy Oriented Tricycle (TOT) Project. They took over the TOT Project in 1996.

You may view the roster by clicking on this link.

Submitted by Gordon Hankins President

Charlene Hill Executive Director Pioneers Concerning COVID-19

March 12. 2020 Dear Pioneers,

Like many of you, we are concerned about the occurrence of the COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus). We continue to closely monitor recommendations and protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and how the spread of this virus might impact the volunteer activities we engage in in our communities.

Many of our activities involve working with at-risk populations such as the elderly or those with pre-existing conditions. It is very important that you exercise strict adherence to the preventative actions recommended by the WHO and CDC when working with these populations. We have attached a copy of the CDC’s recommendations for preventing the spread of the virus.

Avoiding large gatherings of people is one of the recommendations for preventing the spread of the virus. This may mean postponing volunteer events in your communities. We encourage you to error on the side of caution when determining whether to hold or attend events.

As of today, the Pioneers Headquarters remain open for business. However, the governor of Colorado has declared a state of emergency as we have had reported cases of the virus in the region. Should Pioneers need to close the offices, we will communicate with you immediately and often about the status.

Please be safe and keep others safe. Yours in Pioneering,

Charlene Hill Executive Director

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Southwest Chapter Eastern MO Pioneer Council St. Louis, MO

A Thank You Message to the Council

Email From Mercy Rehabilitation Resources After Delivery of Craft Items by the Council To:
Judy Carroll Herbst
3708 Hawks Rest Rd
Wildwood, Mo 63069
jcherbst@att.net
Home:636-458-3790
Cell:314-753-8988

Many thanks to all! Our patients very much appreciate these special items.Georgia Primo
Director of Human Resources
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital – St. Louis
14561 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Office: 314-881-4007 | Fax: 314-881-4188
gprimo@mrhsl.com

On Wednesday, February 26, the following craft items made by the following volunteers were delivered the following hospitals:
MERCY HOSPITAL

10- Flannel Baby Blankets (Donna Sturgess and Toni Forth)
5- Flannel Blankets – Rehabilitation Department (Donna Sturgess)
10- Crocheted Baby Hats (Phyllis Huddleston and Maryann Reitz)
2- Crocheted Adult Shawls (Laura Shively)
10- Hug-a-Pillows (Paula Fox)
10- Palm Toys (Pat Hawkins, Paula Fox, and Shirley Sisson)

MISSOURI BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER
10- Flannel Baby Blankets (Charlotte Stevens)
10- Flannel Incubator Pad Covers (Paula Fox)
5- Flannel Blankets – Pediatric Department (Donna Sturgess and Toni Forth)
10- Crocheted Baby Hats (Phyllis Huddleston and Maryann Reitz)
15- Mother/Baby Scent Pads (Paula Fox)
10- Hug-a-Pillows (Paula Fox)
10- Palm Toys (Paula Fox, Pat Hawkins, and Shirley Sisson)

It is our pleasure to donate these items to provide some comfort and calming to your patients.
Regards,
Paula Fox
New Outlook Pioneers
Comforting Crafts Coordinator
Submitted by Judy Herbst for chair Paula Fox

Joe Cleres & Don Sage New Outlook Pioneers Memorial Scholarships Forms

New Outlook Pioneers Memorial Scholarships

Submit your completed application by March 14, 2020.

Cleres.Sage.2020.ApplicationHints Revised .doc (Click on this link to select this file)

SCH20_Application_Region1 .docx (click on this link to select this file)

SCH20_Application_Region1 .doc (click on this link to select this file)

SCH20_Application_Region1 Adobe File (click on this link to select this file)

Submitted by Director Fred Salomon

Southwest Chapter Eastern MO Pioneer Council St. Louis, MO

Comforting Crafts Project

When I delivered our January Comforting Crafts Hug-a-Pillows and Palm Toys to Julie Campbell, the Lead Nurse in the Pediatrics Department at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, she shared with me a story about a 15-month old boy who was in their care who was watching a video on his I pad and she asked him who he was watching. He said Mickey Mouse so she went to get a palm toy and held it up to him, she asked him who that was and he said Mickey Mouse and reached out for it, his little hands opening and closing wanting the toy. She said the smile on his little face was unforgettable.
Submitted by Judy Herbst for chair Paula Fox

Hug A Bears Given To The Lincoln Police Force

Last year Helen Lloyd lived in South Carolina via California. Then her and her daughter moved to Lincoln, NE. In the process of the moves she brought a project with her. Helen was making some Hug A Bears when she was an officer in the pioneers located in California. Helen had some bears made and sewed but she need some filler and a few other items to finish the bears she had.

The Heartland council had a meeting with director Elaine Housley at the Omaha Hug A Bear work site located at the Maple Ridge Retirement Center on 5 November 2019. Helen came up from Lincoln and met with Elaine at our meet and greet meeting with Elaine. Helen was the treasurer for the New Frontier Chapter and told all that she would like to finish the Bears she had brought with her to Lincoln. She talked with chair Steve Dawkins and he sent her home with some supplies to finish her bears.

Elaine finished the Hug A Bears and donated all of them to the Lincoln police department to give to children in the Lincoln area. The Lincoln police took a picture of Helen and her bears and posted it to their Facebook page. They thanked Helen and told her how much they appreciated the bears.

Project submitted for Helen by president Bob Wolkins