To help the Porter Regional Hospital NICU raise money for this years March of Dimes walk, a local charity Emma's Footprints is selling #preemiestrong t-shirts online. The founders of Emma's Footprints, Joseph and Amelia Kowalisyn have been strong supporters of both Porter and the March of Dimes since having had their twins Alex and Emma at 31 weeks old and spending a total of 29 days in the Porter NICU until their son Alex was released. Their daughter Emma passed away at 23 days old due to a stroke in utero, and since then they have been supporting NICU and bereaved families in our area through their charity.
Purdue University Northwest donors gave nearly $900,000 during Wednesday’s (4/26) fourth annual Purdue Northwest Day of Giving, establishing a PNW record for giving during the 24-hour event. This total put PNW in eighth place in giving among all Purdue University campuses and campus units.
There is more to the Valparaiso YMCA Annual Campaign than collecting money from the YMCA's year-long list of fundraising events. It gives an opportunity to influence and teach the community on the importance of all the Y does for the Valparaiso community.
The Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a Community Fund Grant from the Porter County Community Foundation. The grant funding allowed them to purchase four Panasonic Toughbook Computers.
Porter Regional Hospital Honors 237,000 Hours of Volunteer Service With Annual Appreciation Luncheon
For 80 years, the volunteers of Porter Regional Hospital have had a reputation for going above and beyond for the patients and staff of the hospital. To show how appreciated and valued their dedication and hard work has been, Porter Regional Hospital held their annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday afternoon.
What does it take to be a volunteer?
These hard-working, selfless, take-nothing-in-return but a smile volunteers are the people we are honoring this month during the National Volunteer Month. At the Life Care Centers of the Willows in Valparaiso, the volunteers work hard to bring a smile to the faces of the residents, becoming not just a friendly helper, but a part of the family.
When was the last time you looked at your driver’s license? That little red heart in the corner of the piece of plastic is more than just a simple ‘Yes.’ That decision you made may save a life one day.
On Friday morning, Habitat For Humanity of Northwest Indiana and Franciscan Health Crown Point partnered together for the first time to complete a home wall build for an upcoming project, continuing their dedication to bettering the lives of others in Northwest Indiana.
The two clubs went together and purchased new Kiwanis International road signs for the entrances to our city. Kiwanis is a global organization serving children around the world and in our local communities. Valparaiso is very fortunate to have two vibrant, active Kiwanis Clubs that put all their time, effort and funds into serving the children of Porter County.
For the second year in a row, Horseshoe Casino Hammond partnered with St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home in East Chicago to give the children of Carmelite an incredible Easter experience.