Albert’s Diamond Jewelers presented a $220, 557.60 check to the National MS Society this Tuesday morning in Schererville as a donation to support its mission to end multiple sclerosis. Father and son store owners of Albert’s, Frederick and Joshua Halpert, have been choosing to fundraise for the MS Society at their Annual MS Auction for 15 years now.
The Community Cancer Research Foundation received a donation of $1,000 from the Hammond Fire Department, in support of breast cancer research in Northwest Indiana.
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health.
Methodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses joined together once again in the spirit of the holidays to provide gifts to children in need. Employees teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate 250 Angels for their Angel Tree Program. Each angel represents one child. This program collects and donates gifts to families with children who would be unable to receive presents on Christmas morning. Hospital staff members received an “Angel Child,” and donated gifts for him or her. The gifts were distributed to the families by the Salvation Army located in Gary, Indiana.
Thursday evening, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers held their 15th annual Ladies Night at their store in Schererville. Close to 500 customers brought family and friends to attend the fun-filled evening. The night showed appreciation to all the ladies that visit the jewelry store throughout the year.
Many of us take for granted the freedoms that our great country affords us, but there are those among us who know the price that must be paid all too well. Many have felt the calling to serve their country, and many more were called to serve.
Whitetails Unlimited has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $1,500.00. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donations of large game and livestock. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana.
When it comes to helping the community in which they work and live, the employees at Muller Acura take this responsibility seriously, and to show that commitment, they are hosting the Red Cross blood donation truck at their location in Merrillville. The blood mobile will be out front of the dealership and open to all who would like to give to the worthy cause of the Red Cross.
Some 7,000 diapers have been collected for distribution to needy Lake County families through a partnership between Franciscan Health hospitals in Hammond, Dyer and Munster and the Nurse-Family Partnership of Lake County.
BP Asian Network & Lake Area United Way Donate Kids Activity Kits to Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville
Lake Area United Way (LAUW) participated in a volunteer project with BP Asian Network Whiting, Indiana. BP employees created 150 activity kits for kids to be donated to a local hospital. These kits were donated to Methodist Hospital’s Pediatric Unit at the Gary Campus and the emergency room departments at both the Gary and Merrillville Campuses. 6 year old Christian Williams was being discharged on the day the activity kits were being delivered by Megan Sikes, Community Engagement Manager at the LAUW.
Carol Swisher, a longtime cafeteria employee at Franciscan Heath Crown Point, receives the keys to her new Habitat for Humanity home in Lowell on Nov. 29. The keys were presented to her by Daniel Klein, director of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana, during a celebration to honor the home’s completion, attended by hospital officials and staff and others, that took place the day before Swisher was scheduled to move in. “I’m excited, I can hardly believe it,” she said, adding, she helped with paint, siding and window work, during the build. Swisher received the news in May that her application for the new home was approved.