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Michigan City Rotary Presents 2018 Service Above Self Community Service Award to Local Student

Michigan-City-Rotary-Presents-2018-Service-Above-Self-Community-Service-Award-to-Local-StudentOver the past few years, the Rotary Club of Michigan City has been honoring distinguished individuals in the community with the Service Above Self Award. The newest recognition created by the club will honor a student participating in the JROTC program each year.

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The 2018 Hammond 911 Slugfest Champions a Cause


Almost everyone has accepted the fact that police officers and firefighters have an ageless friendly rivalry. Find somebody who would not want to see a police officer and a firefighter face off one another in the spirit of camaraderie and charity—a tiny part of that person is lying to himself or herself. On April 14th at the Hammond Civic Center, the 2018 911 Slugfest treated viewers to just such a spectacle, all to support Little Wish Foundation.

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Recipients of Mayor's Ball Donations Receive Check To Continue Good Work


Last month, the City of La Porte held its 28th annual Mayor’s Ball, a night of music, food, and fun that was created as an opportunity for members of the community to come together and raise money for local projects as well as charities around the country.

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PNW Cancer Survivor Gives Back to Pediatric Cancer Patients

PNW-Amanda-KnightPNW student Amanda Knight hopes to use her experiences from battling leukemia to encourage other children who are in similar journeys as their child life specialist.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Donation Eases Pain of Child Loss


Mike and Meagan Wizceb (center), of Elburn, Ill., recently donated a Cuddle Cot to the Franciscan Health Michigan City Family Birthing Center. The couple began their charitable efforts after the loss of a son, Wyatt, and began an organization called, Wishes for Wyatt, which raises money to donate Cuddle Cots to hospitals; and for HEALing Embrace, which produces the cots. The device allows grieving families to spend more time with their child as they process the loss.

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Candace's Region Rotary Roundup: Michigan City


Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health.

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Seventh Annual Ned E. Kalb Community Leadership Award winner

ned-kalb-community-leadership-winner-2018Elaine Shurte, from the Wanatah community, was selected as the recipient of the 7 th annual Ned E. Kalb Community Leadership Award, presented at the recent Purdue Extension La Porte County Annual Meeting held at Purdue Northwest.

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Need Help This Tax Season? VITA Program Through United Way of Porter County Offers Services For Those in Need


If you are in need this tax season, the IRS's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is available for free to tax payers who meet a number of qualifications, which includes having an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $54,000 or less.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Bowling for Charity Dollars Benefits the Needy

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Bowling-for-Charity-Dollars-Benefits-the-NeedySome 150 bowlers raised nearly $14,000 recently at Stardust Bowl in Merrillville for the Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point and the Franciscan Health Patient Assistance Fund. Shown, from left, are Sisters Aline Shultz, Marlene Shapley and Mary Joseph Watkins; and Rick Peltier, executive director of the Franciscan Health Foundation.

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Home Builders Association Selects Habitat for Humanity as Their Charity of Choice

Home-Builders-Association-Selects-Habitat-for-Humanity-as-Their-Charity-of-ChoiceThe Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana raised $11,545 for Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana at their annual gala. The charitable contribution will be used towards the construction of several homes slated for builds in 2018.

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ArcelorMittal Employee Donates Kidney to Co-Worker


Jason Reyes’ kidneys had failed him. He endured four-hour long dialysis treatments three times each week. He was on the waiting list for a kidney with an average wait time of eight years.

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