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Michigan City bowlers add to their history of support for Franciscan Health Michigan City Breast Care Center


Bowl-for-the-Cure-donation-to-Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Breast-Care-Center-2019The Michigan City chapter of the United States Bowling Congress Association has made a substantial impact on the fight against breast cancer over the past 17 years.

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The Women’s Fund of Porter County Awards Two Grants to Local Nonprofits


The-Womens-Fund-of-Porter-County-Awards-Two-Grants-to-Local-NonprofitsOn Thursday, May 2, 50 women gathered at the Porter County Community Foundation Nonprofit Conference Center to attend the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting for the Women’s Fund of Porter County.

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Centier Bank’s Chesterton South Branch to Support The H Life with Bake Sale, Coffee Flight on May 13

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Centier Bank’s Chesterton South Branch is helping The H Life raise funds for pediatric cancer research with their first-ever Coffee Flight and Bake Sale on Monday, May 13 from 10am – 2pm.

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Walk for Sojourner Truth House

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Did someone say color walk?!

In celebration of the event's 20th anniversary, Sojourner Truth House (STH) is adding some color to this year’s Walk for STH by hosting a color walk! Proceeds support the mission of Sojourner Truth House to provide hope and help to thousands of homeless and at-risk women and their children.

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Folds of Honor Scholarship for Gold Star Students

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A standard part of any military funeral is the presentation of the folded flag, which had moments before draped the coffin, to the surviving family. It is a fitting symbol, then, for Folds of Honor, a charity that provides college scholarships to Gold Star students, children whose parents were lost or severely wounded while deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

“Our most recent award from Folds of Honor is a folded flag that looks a little washed out, but those are all the names of our full scholarships last year—10,000 of them!” Bob Carnagey, Northwest Indiana Director for Folds of Honor Foundation and charity volunteer proudly explained.

Folds of Honor was started from scratch by Air National Guard of Oklahoma F16 Fighter Pilot Dan Rooney. On his way back from his second tour in Iraq, Rooney was aboard a plane carrying a hero...

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Opportunity Enterprises names Neil Samahon new CEO

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The board of directors for Opportunity Enterprises has selected Neil Samahon as the new President/CEO of the organization. Samahon will assume the role effective July 1st. He will replace the current President/CEO Ellen DeMartinis, who plans to retire. Samahon is currently the CEO of Metro Recycling and Metro Auto Recyclers, where he has been employed for 25 years. Under his leadership Metro has grown considerably. In addition to growing the business, he prides Metro for being recognized as good environmental stewards. His focus has always been to not only grow the company fiscally, but also to ensure that Metro remains a strong community partner. Neil has a strong sense of civic responsibility and strives to have a positive impact within the community, environment, and with the people he interacts with.

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Donor families, recipients honor organ donation during Donate Life events at Franciscan Health Dyer and Crown Point

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Top left: Dr. Daniel McCormick, president/CEO of Franciscan Health Crown Point, left, accepts the Vision Award from Michael Henderson, professional services coordinator for VisionFirst. The award recognizes Franciscan Health Crown Point for the nearly 150 corneal donors the hospital has had over the past five years.
Top right: Sister Marlene Shapley, Franciscan Health vice president of mission integration, speaks at the Corpus Christi Chapel at Franciscan Health Crown Point, her brother Donald, whose organs were donated after his sudden death from an aneurysm.
Bottom right: Quilts hanging at the Donor Remembrance Celebrations feature panels created by donor families to honor their loved ones.
Bottom left: Alice Jenkins, donation coordinator for Gift of Hope, talks about her agency’s...

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Running to support veterans

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Stephany Leonard wants to prevent more military families from suffering the tragic effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. On April 29, 2014, Jesse Meredith, Leonard’s former husband and father of her two young children, took his own life.

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Pokagon Band and Four Winds Casinos Outline Key Green Initiatives Across All Properties


FourWindsLogoThe Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce several important green initiatives have been implemented at all four casinos, their restaurants, hotel, and Pokagon Band government offices.

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Pokagon Band and Four Winds Casinos to Donate 1,000 Meals This Week in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan


Four-Winds-CasinoThe Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce a donation of approximately 1,000 meals this week for those in need in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. Many of the meals will be delivered through Feeding America. Each meal includes a whole ham, green beans, corn, au gratin potatoes and lemon bread.

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From trash to treasure: Subaru and TerraCycle’s “Subaru Loves the Earth” encourages the community to recycle

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“From trash to treasure” is a statement that has stuck with me from my childhood. I remember watching Oscar the Grouch dig through forgotten garbage only to find something in which he saw value where no one else did, recycling it in his own way.    

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