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Currie Motors Ford of Valparaiso Team Up with Local Schools for Ford's Drive 4 UR School Program

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What could be better than a relaxing drive through the country in a new car? How about a test drive in a new car that helps raise money for your local school! Currie Ford of Valparaiso, Union Township Middle School, and Wheeler High School teamed up and welcomed community members to do just that at Ford’s Drive 4 UR School Program.

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Housing Opportunities, Memorial Opera House Among Winners of 1st Source Bank '5 for 5 Charity Challenge'

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Five local nonprofits - Hilltop Neighborhood House, Housing Opportunities, St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, Memorial Opera House Foundation and St. Teresa of Avila Student Center - were celebrated on Friday, August 18th as the winners of $1,000 each from the Five-for-Five Charity Challenge hosted by 1st Source Bank.

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Five Local Non-Profits Win $1,000 Each in Five-for-Five Charity Challenge


rot3Five local non-profits: Hilltop Neighborhood House, Housing Opportunities, St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, Memorial Opera House Foundation and St. Teresa of Avila Student Center, have been selected as the winners of $1,000 each from the Five-for-Five Charity Challenge hosted by 1st Source Bank. All non-profits selected will receive their donations during a check presentation at 12pm CDT on Friday, August 18th at the new Banking Center located at 2700 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso.

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Cales Awarded VNA’s Lukach Memorial Scholarship


Cales-Awarded-VNAs-Lukach-Memorial-Scholarship-2017_01Danielle Cales was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Lukach Memorial Scholarship through the Visiting Nurse Association of NWI (VNA of NWI). Danielle is currently a student at Ivy Tech Community College, on her way to becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant.

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Strack & Van Til Rounds Up $26K for Visiting Nurse Association's Meals on Wheels!

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During the July Round-Up Challenge held throughout Northwest Indiana’s Strack & Van Til and Town and Country grocery stores, $26,518.75 was raised in Porter County alone as a donation to the Visiting Nurse Association's Meals on Wheels program. The donation will deliver nearly more than 6,000 meals to the community.

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Pines Village Awards $25,000 in Scholarships

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Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc., awarded the 2017-2018 recipients of the Margaret M. Rivers and Anne Lauterbach scholarship awards.

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Porter County Animal Shelter Receives Donated Supplies from Valpo YMCA’s Togetherhood Volunteers


Valpo-YMCA-Porter-County-Animal-Shelter-Donation-2017_01Togetherhood is the Y’s member-led volunteer service program. The Togetherhood team is manned by creative, hard-working, individuals that are focused on creating social change, providing manpower and helping those-in-need. The Porter County Animal Shelter recently received donations collected from our community at the YMCA, Town & Country Market and Vale Park Animal Hospital. Supplies included: laundry soap, used and new fleece blankets, bleach, paper towels, dryer sheets, dish soap, paper plates and disposable gloves.

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Vale Park Animal Hospital Employees Volunteer for United Day of Caring

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It is not only those with four furry legs, the employees of vale Park Animal Hospital help…

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Project Neighbors Update, August 8, 2017


project-neighborsDear Neighbors Place and Park Place Volunteers and other supporters of Project Neighbors,
Since I last wrote, much has happened. In Late December, 2016, we completed the renovation of the former Sun Appliance building and, under the ownership of Housing Opportunities, opened fifteen units of housing to single women.

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Dr. Porterfield of Porterfield Family Chiropractic on the Importance of Keeping it Local with Charity

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Dr. Ryan Porterfield of Porterfield Family Chiropractic is a licensed chiropractor who serves his patients in the Valparaiso area to relieve their aches and pains and find solutions to their unique problems. His team is dedicated to serving every patient that walks through his door, but Dr. Porterfield is also dedicated to helping the local community through donations and involvement with charitable organizations.

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NITCO Connects with Happy Customers for Sixth Annual Customer Appreciation Day

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NITCO is all about making connections, whether it’s connecting their customers to some of the fastest, most reliable internet and phone service available, or connecting with customers themselves. NITCO representatives once again demonstrated their commitment to those customers and to the community they serve by hosting their sixth annual Customer Appreciation Day at the NITCO home office in Hebron, Indiana.

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