The GFWC Ohio Warren Juniorette Girls prepared and donated Blessing Bags full of personal care items and beautiful handmade fleece blankets to help with the Mission of The Basement Outreach Ministries, along with all types of board games for the children at the Basement Outreach. These items will be used to reach out into the Warren, Ohio Community to help the homeless and less fortunate.
Three local USO Volunteers from the Youngstown Airforce Reserve Base went to the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland to visit wounded warriors. They met Tameika Sanchez-Wynn who was about to order breakfast at the USO facility and bought her breakfast. She was so excited and thankful they were there that she unexpectedly gave Judie Shortreed a kiss. Tameika had a building collapse on her in Afghanistan and has been in Walter Reed since April. She still has to undergo three surgeries on her legs.
The ladies also met with patients on the 4th floor of Walter Reed and presented them with, toiletries, crossword puzzles, decks of cards, and current magazines.
When the volunteers were ready to leave the USO there was another USO volunteer gentleman from New Jersey sitting in the lobby. He was taking his 22-year-old son who had had a traumatic brain injury and been there for two years home from the medical center. As it goes without saying, he volunteered to help the ladies pack their car for their journey home.
Howland American Legion Post 700 Auxiliary, held a reception on Aug. 8, 2017, to recognize the young women they sponsored to attend as delegates to Buckeye Girls State. The Auxiliary gave each of the participants, including Alyssa Helmick, a student at LaBrae High School, and Howland High School students Rachel Helmick and Moira Armstrong, a certificate and a keychain to mark the occasion.