Danielle Cales was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Lukach Memorial Scholarship through the Visiting Nurse Association of NWI (VNA of NWI). Danielle is currently a student at Ivy Tech Community College, on her way to becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant.
The American Cancer Society is looking for Leaders to assist in Porter County Relay for Life events. The Leader would be in charge of the committee and therefore meeting times would work around their schedule.
During the July Round-Up Challenge held throughout Northwest Indiana’s Strack & Van Til and Town and Country grocery stores, $26,518.75 was raised in Porter County alone as a donation to the Visiting Nurse Association's Meals on Wheels program. The donation will deliver nearly more than 6,000 meals to the community.
The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce participated in the United Way of Porter County's Day of Caring on August 4, 2017. The ladies of the Portage Chamber each participated in a different project in a effort to have a greater impact on the community.
Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc., awarded the 2017-2018 recipients of the Margaret M. Rivers and Anne Lauterbach scholarship awards.
As students registered for classes at La Porte High School, Sauers Buick GMC and La Porte County Junior Achievement introduced the community to new vehicles and raised money to teach students practical, financial skills through a “Test Drive a New Buick” fundraiser.
The Save-A-Cop Program is supported by the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Porter County. This program is seeking to provide kits to police officers in order to assist them if wounded. Each kit is $110 and many departments cannot afford that with their limited budgets.
The Crown Point Community Foundation awarded $67,416.98 in 22 community grants during its recent grant cycle. Grantees ranged from youth baseball to an Art Therapy program, all enriching the lives of South Lake County.
Meals on Wheels delivers meals throughout Northwest Indiana five days per week. If you are looking to make a difference in your community, and in your waistline, why not help us deliver meals in your neighborhood? We have several volunteers who are exercising two or three times per week. Often while at their facilities they speak with others who are looking for things to do after exercise, why not do something that can benefit others? We are having orientation/training on August 8th, at 10:00 am, here in our offices at 8446 Virginia Street, Merrillville. Training lasts one hour and ends with a tour of our building. If you are not available on Tuesday, a second session is planned for Thursday, August 17th, at 1:00 pm.