Creative ways one mom has stepped up to help neighbors, community and restaurants due to Covid-19 pandemic

Bonnie and Patrick Kearns and family

Sarah Stegner, co-owner and co-chef, Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook IL

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Bonnie Kearns didn’t want to feel helpless. Knowing that her neighborhood was homebound with concerns of the Corona Covid 19 virus, she kicked into action.

GLENVIEW, IL, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2020 / — Bonnie Kearns of Glenview IL is extraordinary. She didn’t want to feel helpless and knowing that her neighborhood was homebound with concerns of the Corona Covid 19 virus, she kicked into action.

“It takes a village. It really does. Our little block in Glenview is just one component in the quarantine,” she said in a recent interview.

In efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, moms have been texting each about limited trips to the grocery store. Every other day, someone "takes one for the team" and makes the dreaded trip. “Asking everyone if they need anything, deliveries are dropped off on porches in plastic bags and we send a quick text that food and paper towels have arrived.”

We're relieved we don't have to face the impending doom of touching doors, credit card machines, carts, anything outside of our control for just another day.

Our new normal:
• Cooking every meal became exhausting quickly. It is difficult to figure out what to make. “I felt like a failure,” says Bonnie. I was staring at a box of Mac & Cheese and felt like raising a flag in defeat. Then I received an email from Prairie Grass Cafe regarding curbside pickup and Sarah Stegner's cooking tip hotline, 847-920-8437 and Rohit Nambiar's selection of delicious reasonably priced wines to complement the food. Since I knew the neighborhood was suffering, I decided I would order food and wine for my neighbors who weren’t comfortable leaving their homes. I texted moms to take a break from cooking tomorrow and that we would have pot roast and wine delivered to their doors with Clorox-wiped delivery boxes. This snowballed with other opportunities to help.

• Sarah Stegner said "after I got her call, things started to come together for us. I thought it was a great model for how we could sell in large quantities. I thought, wow, I have to let other restaurateurs know to think outside the box to help make curbside and delivery viable. People are picking up for their neighborhoods, too. This may be a solution. We have also added to a neighborhood in Evanston IL and are going to add a couple of high rise buildings in Chicago."

• Bonnie continued: "I knew that medical professionals and first responders desperately needed help. A mom in our Facebook group mentioned that he was trying to boost morale in his office and ordered his employee’s lunch. After reading it twice, I realized it was my pediatrician's office. I was feeling helpless seeking ways I could provide relief to people that so desperately needed it. Bingo. I knew I could order wine from Prairie Grass and have it delivered to their office for the staff. That's what I plan to do. I also plan to order lunch from our neighborhood deli and have it dropped off."

• I had planned a surprise birthday party for my husband at Chicago’s Kaiser Tiger in the West Loop on Saturday, March 14. Obviously, we had to cancel the 40-person dinner with less than a day’s notice. It made me sick to know that servers were depending on the income and the loss to the restaurant would be great. I didn’t care about the deposits or what I was going to be charged; it became so apparent that people weren’t going to be celebrating anything anytime soon. The event planner was completely understanding. The next day, Governor Pritzker issued the stay at home order. After receiving the Prairie Grass Cafe email, I immediately figured out what I could do to help Kaiser Tiger and the people in their area. “Surely, the EMTs, firefighters, urgent care workers, and hospitals in the West Loop had people that needed to eat. Since I have no idea when we would be able to reschedule the party, I asked the restaurant to use the money for a better, more worthwhile cause and did not ask for a refund, said Bonnie.

Other suggestions from Bonnie:
• Larger businesses and their customers that can afford to forgo their event deposits could use the money towards a greater cause.

o Catering contracts for events that are happening in the next 1-3 months likely had 50% or more of the costs already due and are non-refundable.

o We can creatively rethink how that lost deposit can be used for other things – a credit to that restaurant in gift cards, catered lunch or meals for the less fortunate or neighborhood hospitals, doctors' offices, fire departments and other essential businesses that are staying open during this time. Anything to let these restaurants keep that revenue and perhaps put it towards the people that need it now. Not in 5 months. Now.

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Organization of 1,500 senior military leaders offers advice and support.

Like so many brave men and women who don the cloth of our nation, our members have endured numerous crises throughout their long military careers”

— Robert Wray, President of TFGON

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, March 30, 2020 / — The Flag and General Officers Network (TFGON), representing 1,500 generals and admirals from all the nations uniformed services, today issued the following statement on the current COVID-19 crisis:

We, an organization representing 1,500 retired generals and admirals of the US Uniformed Services, with some 50,000 years of service to our Nation, want to pass the following to our fellow citizens:

First, take this ongoing crisis very seriously, and do your part to adhere to the public health rules and recommendations being promulgated by our civilian leadership. Wash your hands. Practice social distancing. Stay home. Don't hoard supplies. Stay informed. ( )

Second, do more than your mere duty as a citizen. Volunteer. Innovate. Donate to reputable charities. Give blood. Call those seniors or disabled who are isolated at home. Deliver supplies to those in need. Step up– do what Americans have always done in times of crisis.

Third, we, the members of The Flag and General Officers Network, spread out all across America, are standing by to do our part, as best we can, to provide help in our respective communities. If we can support response efforts in any way, we're ready.

Finally, having endured and served through daunting crises both here and abroad, we have full faith and confidence that we as a Nation will persevere, and that this crisis too will pass."

“Like so many brave men and women who don the cloth of our nation, our members have endured numerous crises throughout their long military careers,” said Robert Wray, President of TFGON, and a retired Navy Rear Admiral. “We understand that we are but one small voice in this national conversation. But we want to assure our fellow citizens that, while COVID-19 has presented us with an unprecedented challenge, we as a nation will be okay, and that we’ll get through it together.”

[The Flag and General Officers Network is a non-profit, apolitical 501(c)(19) War Veterans Organization, based in Washington DC. Its membership is comprised of approximately 1,500 generals and admirals from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States Public Health Service, most of whom are retired from active duty.]


If you would like more information, please contact Admiral Wray at 401-474-7079, or e-mail, or visit our website,

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SUAOKI Launched new large-capacity portable power supply "S370"-the first USB Type-C I/O compatible, with 14 ports

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The newly released S370 was born in a new outfit with upgrade function as an upgraded model of the S270, which is hot sale more than two years after its release

LOS ANELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2020 / — On December 6, 2019, SUAOKI, a portable power supply brand, launched the S370, a new high-capacity portable power supply product that plays an active role in outdoor and disaster situations.

The newly released S370 was born in a new outfit with upgrade functionality as an upgraded model of the S270 series, which is still very popular, more than two years after its release.

“S370” is currently available at the following stores:
[Sales Price] 349.99 USD
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[Main features of the new product S370]
・ The market's first USB Type-C output-input support, charging convenience and speed are greatly improved
-Equipped with 14 spare ports, convenient for simultaneous charging of many electrical appliances
-322Wh large capacity but compact and stylish

Supports both USB Type-C output inputs for the first time on the market, greatly improving charging convenience and speed

The biggest feature of the new model “S370” is that it has the first slot for both USB Type-C output and input on the market. It supports a wide range of USB-C compatible devices such as notebook PCs, Android devices, iPhone / iPad, and Nintendo Switch, and can be charged at full speed with a maximum output of 60W.

Since the input is also compatible with PD, the charging method has been increased to 4WAYS. In addition to using conventional AC adapters, cigar sockets, and solar charging, there is no need to worry about being unable to charge the main unit with various charging methods.

Equipped with 14 spare ports, convenient for simultaneous charging of many electrical appliances

AC output (4 ports), DC output (4 ports), USB output (4 ports), Type-C output (1 port), cigar socket output (1 port), a total of 14 output ports, TV, electric blanket Many electric appliances such as in-car rice cookers, notebook PCs and smartphones can be charged at the same time.

322Wh Large capacity but compact and stylish

The S370, which has twice the capacity (322Wh) of the popular product "S270" in the series, has a compact size (24.5 x 15 x 14.5cm) that won't get in the way. With a storage handle, you can easily take it outdoors.

Also, it inherits the classic design style of “S270” red x black, and it becomes an urban outdoor style with added stylishness.

S370 is packed with other useful functions
・ With LED light: Switching between high-intensity lighting mode and SOS lighting mode is useful for work in places where there is no light or in emergencies.
-Sine wave output: Can be used with precision machines (such as ventilators) and microcomputer-controlled electrical products (such as electric blankets).

Detailed information on the new product "S370" can be found at the following store:
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The SUAOKI brand was born in 2015. We plan and produce and sell portable power supplies, solar power generators (solar panel chargers), car accessories, and outdoor equipment. The large-capacity portable power supplies S270 and G500, and the new product G1000, are very popular in Japan, Europe, and the United States.

We always strive for strict management in the manufacturing process and make every effort to ensure product quality. SUAOKI's goal is to deliver products with higher cost performance and to help everyone in outdoor activities and disaster prevention.

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Servants of The Holy Family in Colorado Springs begins online streaming of Mass during Coronavirus Outbreak

Traditional Latin Mass offered to Americans via online streaming.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA, March 30, 2020 / — Servants of The Holy Family on Colorado Springs will begin streaming Mass online due to Corona virus and restrictions on large gatherings.

The order has assembled ebooks pertaining to Lent so followers will have spiritual reading during this period.

Viewers will be able to attend mass and visit the chapel virtually during this time.

Time schedule can be found at

All are welcome. There are no fees required.

Michael McMahon
Servants of The Holy Family
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Statement on the Passing of Senator Coburn

CONTACT: Anne Di Gregory
March 30, 2020
(202) 543-6461 ext. 101

Statement on the Passing of Senator Tom Coburn

WASHINGTON – Men’s Health Network (MHN) wishes to acknowledge with sadness the recent passing of Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) following a long and brave battle with cancer. Sen. Coburn, during his long and accomplished tenure representing the Great State of Oklahoma in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, distinguished himself as a strong proponent of fiscal responsibility.

As a physician, he also was eloquent, tireless and effective in his efforts and advocacy to ensure that patients received the health care they needed, and deserved.

"Senator Coburn's skill and dedication will be missed by all Americans, particularly by his fellow healthcare professionals. The boys, men, and families of America have lost a strong advocate," said Dr. Salvatore J. Giorgianni, Jr., Senior Science Advisor, Men's Health Network.

On behalf of MHN’s staff, volunteers, and advisors we pass along our thanks to this wonderful American Statesman as well as our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

Men's Health Network

Men's Health Network (MHN) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at . For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit

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