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McDonald's of La Porte County, Michigan City Police Department Team to Build 58 Bikes for Local Kids


It was a rainy Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop the Michigan City Police Department from welcoming dozens of local kids and their families to the station for Build-A-Bike Day, where with the help of volunteers and community leaders, kids assembled new and top of the line bikes perfect for future sunny days

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Off Duty Indiana State Police Trooper Saves Dyer Man

Off-Duty-Indiana-State-Police-Trooper-Saves-Dyer-ManLast Friday, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Trooper Thomas Maymi, was off duty in his personal vehicle going east, at the intersection of US 20 and Waverly Road when he saw a gray SUV going west with an elderly female frantically steering the SUV from the front passenger seat. She steered the SUV south onto Waverly Rd, nearly striking a telephone pole, went across a gravel parking lot and into high grass where the SUV came to a stop due to the wet and muddy ground.

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VNA Volunteers Befriend Community Residents through Meals on Wheels Program


The Meals on Wheels program sponsored by the Visiting Nurses Association provides more than healthy meals, they are helping form friendships. Volunteers, Judy and Joe Burleson have been volunteering for the last five years, enjoying the chance to help their community members, and to visit those who they now consider good friends.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Employees Chip in to Build New Home

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Employees-Chip-in-to-Build-New-HomeFranciscan Health Crown Point employee-volunteers are among those putting the finishing touches on wall frames May 8 before they are raised for a Habitat for Humanity Home that is being built in Lowell for a needy hospital employee and family.

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Legacy Foundation Celebrating 24 Years of Service in Lake County!

Legacy-Foundation-Celebrating-24-Years-of-Service-in-Lake-CountyThis week Legacy Foundation hosted it's 24th Annual Meeting with donors, grant recipients, and community partners! All were there to celebrate the positive work happening in Lake County. The Wirt-Emerson High School "Tornadoes" welcomed us with jazz. Legacy's President and Board Chair highlighted successes of the past year and set the direction for the year to come.

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Girls on the Run Coach Helps Her Community

Girls-on-the-Run-Coach-Helps-Her-Community_01Girls on the Run board member, Barbara Muckel, takes action and brings Xcel2fitnes to Northwest Indiana. Muckel is a GOTR coach and has been a member for 10 seasons. She shares the moment when inspiration struck her one night while browsing her Facebook newsfeed in November of 2015.

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Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to Benefit from Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign

Fight-Hunger-Spark-ChangeWalmart recently launched its “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, a nationwide initiative calling on the public to take action in the fight against hunger. The Feeding America nationwide network of 200 food banks, of which the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is a member, stands to benefit from the campaign goal to secure at least 100 million meals for Feeding America food banks across the country.

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Community Donations Exceeds IUN School Project and Students’ Expectations


Three Indiana University Northwest students collected more than 242 boxes of feminine products to distribute to food banks in Northwest Indiana, knowing “periods don’t wait” and no woman should have to worry about it.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: Giving in the Name of Saving a Life

Franciscan-Health-Hammond-Giving-in-the-Name-of-Saving-a-LifeClaudia Chiaro, a Home Health Care representative for Franciscan Health Hammond, tells a story of organ donation and reception during an annual observance of National Donate Life Month April 28 before a packed crowd in the hospital chapel. The Griffith woman two years ago was a kidney donor and her husband, Mike, a kidney recipient, in separate cases.

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Join the City of Whiting for Paint the Town Pink 2017

Paint-Town-Pink-2017Join the City of Whiting for Paint the Town Pink 2017 in partnership with the Pink Ribbon Society. The entire month of May, community & businesses will once again come together for 4 events with 1 cause, helping raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer research.

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Horizon Bank Partners with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Northwest Indiana Movement


Horizon Bank announces its efforts to help support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Northwest Indiana Movement, for the LaPorte County Goes Red engagement on April 7, 2017 at The Uptown Center in Michigan City.

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