Trumbull group helps students
The Seeing Eye
HISTORY AT HOME: The Trumbull County Historical Society is offering assistance to students working at home by providing weekly history and social studies lessons for third- to eighth-graders.
The History at Home learning series offers a local history-based lesson each Monday through May.
Lessons are located on the historical society’s website, and include a five- to six-minute recorded video and also two to three lessons and activities related to that topic that children and parents can do together.
Topics include “The History of Printing in Trumbull County,” “Past Global Pandemics,” and — “Women’s Suffrage Movement” — with this year being the 100th anniversary of women earning the right to vote, “Historical Architecture in Trumbull County,” “Connecticut Western Reserve,” “Underground Railroad,” “Packard Electric” and “President William McKinley,” which will include a guest speaker, Amber Farris, director of the McKinley Birthplace Museum in Niles. The videos are posted at the historical society website and also sent out through email at info@trumbullcountyhistory. org.
EVENT CANCELED: The Seventh-day Adventist Church, North Road, Warren, has canceled its monthly dinner, which was scheduled for Wednesday. Dinners will be canceled until further notice based on the coronavirus situation.
HELP SENIORS: Shepherd of the Valley has partnered with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, League of Women’s Voters and SCOPE Senior Services to form a senior action group in response to the needs of homebound seniors. The group wants to insure seniors have access to food, medications and health care during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Volunteers are delivering food and supplies to seniors who have called in, as well as assisting with phone calls and manning the temporary food bank the action group established at the Oak Hill Collaborative. The Trumbull County deliveries have been supported through SCOPE senior services, but the Mahoning County deliveries have relied on Gleaners Food Bank and the demand is exceeding capacity. The temporary food bank is operating Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oak Hill Collaborative located at 507 Oak Hill Ave. in Youngstown. Donors can bring donations during operating hours or call 330-530-4038, ext. 2222, to schedule a time for the donation to be picked up. The project also is accepting donations of sewn protective masks. More than 1,000 masks have been requested for county employees, health care providers and home care nursing agencies. Masks can be dropped off to the Oak Hill Collaborative 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Monetary donations can be made to the League of Women Voters at http://www.lwvgy.com/SeniorSupport.html. Individuals or organizations willing to partner to provide goods or services to homebound seniors, call Danielle at 330-530-4038, ext.2057, or email at dprocopio@shepherdofthe valley.com. For information visit https://www.shepherd ofthevalley.com/covid19/
• To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Help Network at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Help Network or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.