“I’ve been in Panama for 21 years as a volunteer. But I’ve been down there for 16 years, 6 months of the year, getting medical supplies and prosthetics to people, and especially kids, who have disabilities or are paralyzed.

I’ve done more than 50 hands, we’ve given out thousands and thousands of pairs of glasses. Hundreds of people in Beaver County are involved — I can’t pack all these containers myself!

Give us an arm and a leg and we’ll do the rest! That’s what we say, and people have stepped up to help. Our next shipping will be on Monday, Sept. 26th at 8am, from our home in Aliquippa (115 Reesman Drive). We can use: sheets, towels, blankets, baby blankets, bed pads, adult diapers, walkers, crutches, 4-footed canes, wheelchairs, prosthetic arms and legs, hearing aids, medical supplies — anything that’s not expired.”

(Tom McCormack talks about the great work his foundation does to help people with disabilities in Panama. The Thomas L. and Linda J. McCormack Foundation collects a range of items, from hearing aids to prosthetic arms and legs to wheelchairs, walkers and canes. To help, visit: www.panamamccormackfoundation.com, or bring items to donate to 115 Reesman Drive in Aliquippa on Monday, Sept. 26th at 8:00am)

Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.