The Recorder – 4th Q 2019

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Albion Area Philanthropic Women Adapt to Pandemic by Meeting Virtually in June

Albion Area Philanthropic Women Adapt to Pandemic by Meeting Virtually in June

by Maggie LaNoue Contributing Writer June 11, 2020 It’s usually a reunion, of sorts. The Albion Area Philanthropic Women (AAPW) meets quarterly to hear both requests for support and feedback from former recipients. Friends and acquaintances would chat, sometimes over food, and use secret ballots to reach consensus. This time was different. Like so much else around the world this spring, much has changed. About 100 women received an email for the June meeting to help them decide how to help one worthy organization. There were only two requests, Forks Senior Center, and Senior Care Partners, PACE. This time was different. Like ...
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The black-white divide continues in coronavirus deaths

The black-white divide continues in coronavirus deaths

By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder April 23, 2020 As of today, over 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Michigan are African Americans. Yet only 14 percent of Michiganders are black. Why the disparity? “We know that generations of racial disparities and inequality has a detrimental impact on the lives of people in the black community, where the health of our friends and family has been disproportionately impacted,” said Albion community leader Harry Bonner. “The coronavirus pandemic has shown this inequity to be particularly true, and because of that, we in the African American community need to make good choices right now – and take charge of our health from now on. Our ...
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How one Albion man is making a difference: Sewing face masks to help people feel better

How one Albion man is making a difference: Sewing face masks to help people feel better

By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder April 2, 2020 Twenty three. That is the number of confirmed local cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as reported by the Calhoun County Public Health Department in an update released on Wednesday.  The number of confirmed cases is expected to continue to increase. Jackson County has reported 56 positive cases. No deaths have been reported in Calhoun County, and two have been reported in Jackson County.. Early on, once the outbreak had started building in the U.S., panicked citizens started hoarding two things: toilet paper and face masks ...
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Albion and Homer seniors get extra food relief during coronavirus threat

Albion and Homer seniors get extra food relief during coronavirus threat

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer April 2, 2020 Senior residents from Albion and Homer receive food from volunteers working with Albion Food Hub “So if you have extra food share with your neighbors, bring it to me, and I will share it with people that contact me and are in dire need of food.” - Laura Overholt, Albion Food Hub Thanks to the senior mileage, 275 seniors in Albion and the surrounding area received the first delivery of food due to the Michigan governor’s executive order that people stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Thanks to the coordinating efforts ...
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