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Top Fuel CrossFit Hosts 24-Hour "Wodathon" to Support Lakeshore PAWS and Porter County Animal Shelter


For the next 24 hours, Top Fuel CrossFit will be hosting their Wod-a-thon to support the animals at Lakeshore PAWS and the Porter County Animal Shelter. Yes, you read that right! The gym will be open all night until 4pm tomorrow evening, hosting one hour blocked tag-teamed styled workouts.

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Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Receives $30,401 Donation from Porter County Fair

Food-Bank-of-Northwest-Indiana-Receives-30401-Donation-from-Porter-County-FairThe Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced that it has received a donation of $30,410 from the Porter County Fair. The donation includes a portion of proceeds from concert ticket sales and fair attractions, as well as the results of an auction featuring a musical experience in Las Vegas and items from the 2018 concert headliners.

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Franciscan Health Foundation Benefits from Pi Sigma Phi Generosity

Franciscan-Health-Foundation-Benefits-from-Pi-Sigma-Phi-Generosity-2018_01 The Upsilon Chapter of the Pi Sigma Phi Sorority recently held its 12th Annual “Clubs for Charity” golf outing at Minne Monesse Golf Club in Grant Park, Ill.

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Student Conservation Association Invites Volunteers to Plant Trees in Hammond on Saturdays This Fall

Student-Conservation-Association-Invites-Volunteers-to-Plant-Trees-in-Hammond-on-Saturdays-This-Fall-2018Join the Student Conservation Association (SCA) Calumet Tree Conservation Corps this fall as they plant hundreds of trees in local parks and schools!

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First Merchants Bank Employees Donate Commercial Washer & Dryer to Opportunity Enterprises' Porter County Respite House

This morning First Merchants Bank visited Opportunity Enterprises Porter County Respite house for a second time, celebrating their donated installment of a brand new commercial grade washer and dryer.

Opportunity Enterprises has seven group homes, respite homes in both Porter and Lake County, an apartment building with twenty leaseholders, alongside their three campus buildings.

First-MerchantsResized1First Merchants Bank Vice President and OE board member John Freyek encouraged a field trip over to OE’s Porter County Respite House to volunteer their time for Day of Caring. There, employees planted flowers and tidied up landscaping while simultaneously capturing first hand why and who they were serving.


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Candace's Region Rotary Round-Up: Operation Christmas at Sea


Candace’s Rotary Round-Up
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.

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Opportunity Enterprises, Meijer, and Chester Inc. Host Ribbon Cutting for New Simply Amazing Market


If you thought treats couldn’t get any sweeter, you were wrong! Opportunity Enterprises’ Simply Amazing Market held the ribbon cutting for the opening of their first off-campus facility located directly at Meijer in Valparaiso.

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Cancer Survivors and Families Shine at the Cancer Resource Centre’s 15th Annual Unite & Fight Walk & 5K Run


Sunday afternoon at the 15th Annual Unite & Fight Walk & 5K Run, healthcare professionals and staff of the Community Healthcare System, local community members and friends came together to show support for the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster. A program of the Community Cancer Research Foundation, the Cancer Resource Centre is dedicated to improving the quality of cancer care available in the local community. Participants from diverse backgrounds came together to honor cancers survivors and those who have lost their battle in a race around Munster High School Football Field. Together the community will, and did, make a difference!

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Teachers Credit Union Shows Community Support with Annual Day of Caring


Teachers Credit Union celebrated their Day of Giving Monday at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Merrillville. The store is focused around home improvement items that are donated and lightly used such as appliances, furniture, accessories, and building materials. ReStore receives hundreds of these types of items every week and must sift through what can be resold at a quick pace due to the influx of donations. TCU decided to station themselves at the ReStore on their day of giving back to be a part of that process.

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Thumbs Up for MS Research and Support: $2 million milestone surpassed at the Albert’s 15th annual MS Auction


Sunday afternoon, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers invited community members, new friends, and long term supporters to the 15th Annual MS Auction, a beloved fundraiser in the Region that raises money for multiple sclerosis research and support programs. Hundreds of people gathered together to bid on a variety of items throughout the day, with entertaining commentary by the auctioneer, CEO of Albert’s, Joshua Halpern, and an array of people that have donated incredible items that personally helped generate the most excitement and highest bids from their contributions.

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Lake County Bar Association Making a Big Difference for Hammond Club Members

Lake-County-Bar-Association-Making-a-Big-Difference-for-Hammond-Club-MembersEvery day, nationwide, 11 million kids are left unsupervised after school. Boys & Girls Clubs are there to provide youth with quality after-school programming to keep them on track for academic success and a GREAT Future. More than 4,100 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide serve nearly 4 million kids, providing resources and support after school to help kids graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrate good character and citizenship, and lead a healthy lifestyle. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Hammond Club has an annual membership of 835 members serving approximately 150 kids daily during the school year!

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