Construction is progressing on the home at 1922 Tennessee Street in Michigan City. We've had a great response from volunteers. Recent helpers have been on site from Woodforest Bank, Sullair, Bradley House, ArcerlorMittal, plus many individuals from the community.
Today marks the beginning of a school supply drive to support the 2017 Citywide Back to School Rally! We thank the many area businesses who are serving as collection locations this year - and invite others to join the effort. Please see the attached news release for details.
Thanks to the generosity of so many in our community - and the support of Strack & Van Til - through July 4th, $4,382.67 has been raised to support VNA Meals on Wheels in Porter County through the Strack & Van Til Round up! That's already enough to provide nearly 1,000 meals to the ill, elderly and disabled in our community!
Vivian Kelby, left, a more than 41-year member of the Franciscan Health Crown Point Auxiliary, receives from auxiliary president Carolyn Meinbresse a pin honoring the 34,000 service hours Kelby has provided since joining the group, the most served by a present member. The Crown Point resident has served in numerous areas, among them the x-ray department, the information desk and these days in the gift shop, which raises the most money each year of the auxiliary’s numerous fund-raisers.
On June 10th, 2017, the idea of Will Sing 4 Food came to fruition. What started as a conversation in January before a church service, "Lets get some local talent together and raise money for charity”, turned into a $8643.75 donation to The Pax Center of LaPorte. The organizers rounded up 5 amazing local artist to play for an enthusiastic audience. Robbie Britton and band started off the night; followed by 2017 Hoosier Star finalist, Jayrnn Sampson; The Daves, including Dave Pratt and Dave Farris; GT and the Boys, Grace Tarnow, Bret and Kyle Oscarson; and rounding out the night was 2016 Hoosier Star winner James Neary.
On Wednesday morning, the dedicated staff of Porter County Aging and Community Services walking into their office at 1005 N. Campbell Street found a welcome treat to brighten their busy day as the smiling crew of a local Valparaiso McDonald’s had laid out a table full of salads and Signature Crafted Sandwiches for them to enjoy.
Horseshoe Casino Hammond recently selected Campagna Academy to be the recipient of their 2017 Hero Grant. Caesars Foundation donated $10,000 to fund the volunteer project at Campagna Academy.
Artist-instructor Tracy Tauber, who also is a 25-year MRI radiologist at Franciscan Health Crown Point, leads a third-annual Canvas Painting Party in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day at the hospital June 8 in the Marian Education Center.
St. Mary Medical Center held their annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 8. A total of $37,000 in scholarships were presented to 18 students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in healthcare.