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Duneland Community Generously Supports February 26 Fire Recovery Fundraiser for Pat Gland Family

GlandfundraiserphotoDuneland native, Pat Gland, who served as a bus driver for the Duneland School Corporation for 35 years, lost more than half of her house in a catastrophic fire on January 13, 2017. Thankfully, Pat escaped without injury but now she needs the community’s help.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Receives Grant from Porter County Community Foundation

pccf-bgcpoco-2017The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County recently received a grant from the Porter County Community Foundation’s Community Fund. The organization has used the funds to partner with the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, to assess the current programs offered at all four of the Club locations.

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Volunteer Registration Now Open for Rebuilding Together – Duneland’s 20th Anniversary Work Day

Duneland-RT-4We are fast approaching this year’s National Rebuilding Work Day and your local organization, Rebuilding Together – Duneland (RTD) and it’s now time to register as a volunteer to help out your neighbors in need. With multiple homes and community projects seeking assistance this year, sign up now and mark your calendars to be part of RTD’s 20th Anniversary work day on April 29th, 2017. In just one Saturday, you can make a lasting difference for your neighbors in the Duneland community while connecting with other local volunteers. We provide your lunch and t-shirt.

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Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Donates $171,000 to Indiana State Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society


It was a trade of good news on Monday at the Albert’s Diamond Jewelers store in Schererville. The staff presented a check of $171,000 to the Indiana State Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and in return, the employees received a glass trophy, honoring the business into the MS Circle of Distinction for surpassing the $1 million mark of lifetime donations.

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Porter Health Care System Staff Accept Little Red Hats for Newborns from the American Heart Association


About 100 newborns at Porter Regional Hospital will receive beautiful hand-made reds hats this month thanks to talented knitters and crochet artists in our community, and the American Heart Association (AHA) Little Hats Big Hearts program. Throughout the year, the AHA invites community yarn artists to make the soft creations for babies across the region to raise awareness for congenital heart defects during February, National Heart Month.

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Northwest Indiana McDonald's Operators' #PeppermintForPNW Raises Nearly $700 for Purdue Northwest Future Leaders Scholarships


A cup of coffee can accomplish a lot. It can jump start a day, it can bring people together, and for Northwest Indiana McDonald's Operators (NIMO), it can help support education in Northwest Indiana.

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1st Source Bank, American Heart Association Bring CPR Education into the Homes of La Porte, Porter County Residents with ‘CPR Anytime Kits’

1st-Source-Check-Presentation-2017On Friday, 1st Source Bank invited representatives from the American Heart Association of Northwest Indiana to their Valpo Circle Banking Center to present them with a check for $7,500, which will be used to provide CPR Anytime Kits within the communities that 1st Source serves.

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First Trust Credit Union Presents a Check to Their Charity Partner, Open Door Adolescent Health Center to Help Prevent Adolescent Substance Abuse


First Trust Credit Union’s Michigan City branch began partnering with Open Door Adolescent Health Center (ODAHC), located inside Michigan City High School, in April of 2014. Their mission was to raise funds that could be utilized specifically for the prevention of adolescent drug and alcohol abuse.

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Porter EMS Donates Decommissioned Ambulance to Porter County Search & Rescue


On Wednesday, Porter County Healthcare System donated a decommissioned ambulance to Porter County Search & Rescue, who was in dire need of a large vehicle to use during their operations.

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Flanagins Look to Bring to Enthusiasm, Energy to 2017 Valparaiso Family YMCA Annual Campaign


This year’s co-chairs for the Valparaiso Family YMCA’s Annual Campaign are a mother-daughter force of nature. Donna Flanagin and Monica Decker of Flanagin’s Bulk Mail Service are brimming with ideas that guarantee a successful fundraiser.

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Porter County Community Foundation Presents Grant to Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Shirley-Heinze-Land-Trust-Grant-2016 Shirley Heinze Land Trust was selected to receive a Community Fund Grant from the Porter County Community Foundation to help purchase a much-needed snow plow.

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