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Whistlestop volunteers have created and delivered more than 6,400 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many more masks are needed. The volunteer team is continuing to make masks for staff and drivers, as Whistlestop creates new programs and continues to provide vital services. Whistlestop is also delivering masks through its meal and grocery delivery programs and to those in need in the community.

In order to meet the high demand for more masks, the Whistlestop volunteer mask-making team needs more 100% cotton fabric and is asking the community for fabric donations. Whistlestop is also accepting ready-made mask donations, and providing kits for those interested in becoming volunteer mask sewers.  If you’re interested in donating fabric or masks, or if you would like to become a volunteer sewer, please contact Laurie Vermont at lvermont@whistlestop.org. Volunteer sewers pictured (above, top) are Tracy Bell Redig  and daughter-mother volunteers (above, bottom) daughter-mother volunteers Pierina dell’Avo and Michelle Ruttimann.  -Photos courtesy of Whistlestop

WildCare’s virtual wildlife summer camp  is reaching hundreds of kids with free camp activity content on their website until the end of August. Due to COVID-19, WildCare made the difficult decision to cancel its in-person summer camps. Campers kindergarten through seventh grade can do the sessions at their own pace. The activities are designed to encourage campers to get outside and observe nature. Register kids at discoverwildcare.org/virtualcamp and at campamentovirtual.thinkific.com for the Spanish enrollment site.  -Photos courtesy of WildCare




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