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May 26, 2020

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Letter: To the many volunteers of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Dear treasured volunteers:

I hope that this note finds you happy, healthy, and at peace!

This week is National Volunteer Week, and it is hard to say something meaningful and extraordinary in these uncertain times.  Although this is challenging, and changes are being made, we all look forward to the time when again we can unite.


Letter: From Richard Johnson, Bluffton mayor, to the community

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I would like to take this time one behalf of myself, council members, village administrator and village employees to say thank you to you, our residents, for your cooperation during this crisis that we are all facing.

The respect you are showing for your neighbors and fellow citizens is remarkable.

We have many businesses and organizations that are not being able to open, but are still helping the community in any way they can think of, to strive to keep our community up and running as much as possible.


Letter: A message from the Bluffton postmaster

There is very low risk that this virus is being spread through mail • Anything without postage and not related to USPS business should not be placed in mailboxes

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The United States Postal Service is committed to delivering your mail and packages throughout the current pandemic.

We are proud of our role in providing an essential service to every community. The one constant throughout this crisis has been our commitment to fulfilling the vital mission of the Postal Service.  

We would like to share the following information and requests:


Letter: Your April fool's story got me

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You got me. It was a good story, though, and since we are next to
I-75 and people in Bluffton are helpful to everyone, I can see Derek doing
what the story described. Your April Fools stories are getting more and more

Steve Steele


Letter: A request to persons on Bluffton pathways

Please keep your distance at 6 feet

Bluffton friends:
The bike paths are not wide enough for 2 couples to walk past each other 6 ft apart.

Three people walking side by side while pushing a baby carriage is not 6 ft of physical distancing.

Walkers, joggers, bikers in single file, with 6 ft of separation from the person in front and behind you would allow users of the bike paths to pass each other.

Some communities/cities have closed bike paths because physical distancing is not being maintained. Discuss among yourselves.

Corwin Croy


Letter: MHCO's needs hundreds of masks

This letter provides details on how you can help

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Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is thankful for the many volunteers who have given of their time throughout the many years to serve and support the elders of our communities.

Due to precautions taken concerning COVID-19, all volunteer activities have been suspended except for drivers who help with Our Daily Bread - Mobil Meals in Bluffton.