Library offers WWII project
LIBRARY OFFERS WWII PROJECT: The Local History and Genealogy Center in the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, has launched a new, long-term project to collect photographs and information about Trumbull County veterans from veterans or from their loved ones. Scans of the photographs will become part of the library’s Trumbull Memory Project, an online archive of photographs, postcards, illustrations and documents celebrating the history of Trumbull County.
Included with each image will be any information available about the veteran, such as their branch of service and rank, the location where stationed, what medals they may have received, where they served and any interesting information about their war experience. The library is partnering with the Trumbull County Veterans Administration to reach local veterans and their families for this project to collect, preserve and make accessible to the public images that document and honor veterans.
World War II veterans and their families are encouraged to add their stories to the project by contacting the center at 330-399-8807 ext. 202, or at “mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org. Center staff will schedule a time to meet and examine materials, which can be scanned and returned to the veteran or family member. Visit www.trumbullmemory.org to view the Trumbull County Veterans of World War II photographs already online.
DONATIONS MADE TO LOCAL GROUPS: Newton Falls American Legion Post 236 donated more than $5,600 this year to area causes, including Hospice of the Valley, Newton Falls Police Department, Church Mouse, Senior Citizens Van Fund, Second Harvest Food Bank, Warren Family Mission, Newton Falls Public Library and Newton Falls Fire and EMS. Other recipients included VA Food Voucher Fund, St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach, Newton Falls High School scholarships and the Newton Falls Band Uniform Fund.
AWARD PRESENTED TO FOOD BANK: Dominion and the Dominion Foundation awarded $10,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley to support the school pantry program at Youngstown Community School. This grant is part of Dominion’s $1 million commitment to “critical community needs” that specifically support increasing food securities. The food bank was one of 26 organizations in Ohio to receive funding for critical community needs. The school pantry program at Youngstown Community School is the first school pantry in the Mahoning Valley and is a collaborative effort with United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. The school pantry program, a national program of Feeding America, provides critical nourishment to low-income children and their families for preparation and consumption at their home. The program will ensure that students and their families do not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, especially at the end of the month when food budgets are tight or SNAP benefits are exhausted, and instead focus on helping the children to excel in the classroom. For information on the food bank, visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.
To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Trumbull 211 at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Trumbull 211 or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.
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