Scout Troop Makes Masks for Community

Officers joined Boy Scouts outside Burbank Police and Fire Department headquarters recently to receive a large mask donation from the troop, including Officer Coleman (from left), Lt. Meadows, Casey Peters, Curtis Peters, Spencer Solberg and Officer Peltier. Photo courtesy Caroline Solberg

“A Scout is helpful” is one of the twelve points of the Scout Law. With a shortage of protective gear for front line health workers, first responders, and at-risk members of the community, Scout Troop 209 saw an opportunity to be helpful. From the idea of one parent, a group of Scout and parent volunteers began meeting via Zoom and figuring out sewing patterns, acquiring materials, and distributing production assignments for the group. According to Assistant Scoutmaster Chris Lucsik, approximately 500 masks have been delivered, including 300 delivered to the Burbank Police Department on Tuesday. In addition to the police department, masks have been provided to Burbank Temporary Aid Center, local senior groups and churches as a means of protecting at-risk individuals. A Scout is thrifty is another point of the Scout law and parents were resourceful in finding donations of fabric from numerous sources.
Troop 209 offers the Scouts BSA program to male and female youth and is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church on Glenoaks Boulevard.

Aid Center Responds to ‘Tsunami’ of Need Amid Crisis

Photos by David Laurell / Burbank Leader
Volunteer Bunny Vitale and Congressman Adam Schiff fill bags with food items during his visit to Burbank Temporary Aid Center.

This past Tuesday afternoon, a maroon-colored compact car pulled up in the parking lot behind the Burbank Temporary Aid Center. Adjusting his mask into place, the casually dressed driver got out and opened the back door, revealing bags and boxes of food items.
Moments later, after unloading his haul into a shopping cart, the man pushed it to the donation receiving area where he was greeted by BTAC Executive Director Barbara Howell; Roger Koll, who serves as the president of the nonprofit organization’s board; and Michael Flood, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
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Carolyn (Lynn) Lee Turner – Obituary

Carolyn (Lynn) Lee Turner

Carolyn (Lynn) Lee Turner, 78, of Burbank, passed away on April 24, 2020, of natural causes at her home in Burbank.
Funeral services arrangements are by Forest Lawn Hollywood Hill. Memorial service arrangements are pending.
Carolyn was born in Burbank to Lee and Catherine Behymer on September 27, 1941. She attended school in Burbank and graduated from John Burroughs High School.
Carolyn married Peter H. Turner.
She was involved and volunteered with the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, Tournament of Roses, Masonic Eastern Star, Red Hat Ladies and the Burbank Police Department.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband Peter as well as her mother and father, Lee and Catherine Behymer. There are no current living relatives.