On Friday, August 27, several volunteers from the Porter County Sheriff’s Department, including Sheriff Dave Lain, spent the day improving the curb appeal at Porter County Aging & Community Services (PCACS). “They donated their time to do several landscaping projects that saved PCACS a great deal of time and money that can now be used to help those most in need in Porter County. Without the support of community leaders like Sheriff Lain, the United Way of Porter County’s Day of Caring wouldn’t be the success that it is for the United Way and nonprofits like PCACS,” stated Development & Marketing Director, Melissa Benefiel.
Another group of volunteers hosted a party for PCACS Hebron Senior Center. Led by team leaders Melissa Mitchell and Lois Jones Holiday, fourteen volunteers provided lunch, bingo prizes and more for Hebron seniors. According to Benefiel, “The Day of Caring party at the Hebron Senior Center has become an annual tradition supported by several generous groups over the years.”
To learn more about the Day of Caring, visit the United Way of Porter County Regional Volunteer Center website at http://www.nwivolunteer.org/ or call 464-3583.
For more information about Porter County Aging & Community Services, you can visit their website at www.portercountyacs.org or call the office at (219) 464-9736.
Sheriff David Lain and Captain Ron Taylor
Day of Caring Volunteer, Melissa Mitchell, of Valparaiso, and Hebron senior, Tony Milenki