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Opportunity Enterprises Seeks 500 Volunteers for 2018 Packathon Event

Opportunity-Enterprises-Seeks-500-Volunteers-for-2018-Packathon-Event_01The second Saturday after Labor Day has become synonymous with Opportunity Enterprises’ Annual Packathon. At least 500 volunteers are needed to make this giant event happen on September 15, 2018. Packathon is a 6 hour event where volunteers come together to support Opportunity Enterprises by stuffing 50,000 Chicago Marathon participant bags.

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Strack & Van Til "Rounds Up" for Salvation Army in Checkout Challenge


Friday, on National Thrift Shop Day, Strack and Van Til presented checks to three different branches of the Salvation Army from their recent Round Up Checkout Challenge campaign.

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s to Be Held in Lake County on September 23, 2018


The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter invites Northwest Indiana residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Lake County will take place Sunday, Sept. 23, at Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. Onsite registration for the event begins at 11:30 a.m.

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Superior Construction Golf Fundraiser Helps to Stabilize Families in Porter County


The United Way of Porter County recently received a $1,000 donation from Superior Construction employees. The dollars will go to help stabilize families who need it most.

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Charitable Traditions are a Primary Focus at Chester Inc.


For over 70 years, Chester Inc. has been redefining Architecture, Construction, Technology, and Agriculture. Everyone at Chester Inc. holds the belief that success is measured not only by growth, recognition, and the services offered, but by the persistence of every Chester employee to serve the communities they work and live in. One way to fulfill this capacity for serving is by donating to local charitable organizations and non-profits. Chester Inc. partners with numerous such organizations.

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Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Prepares for 15th Annual Auction Benefiting Multiple Sclerosis


On a Sunday in October for the past 14 years, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers has invited the community to gather together and share in a common vision: A world free of Multiple Sclerosis (MS.) This year, on October 7, Albert’s will hold its Annual MS Auction. Every cent raised through the auction will go toward research to prevent the progression of MS, restore lost function, and ultimately end the disease. Last year, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers was able to write a check for $220,000 to the National MS Society Indiana...

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Life Care Center of the Willows Presents Donation Check to the Banta Center


Giving back to the community and making a difference in people's lives is always appreciated and respected, and that is the goal of both The Life Care Center of the Willows and The Banta Center. On Wednesday, Life Care Center of the Willows presented a check totalling $389.00 to The Banta Center, an amount raised by an earlier spaghetti dinner.

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Several Earn Master Recycler Certifications

several-earn-master-recycler-certificationsNine individuals recently completed their volunteer requirements to join the ranks of the Porter County Certified Master Recyclers. The group was recognized in front of the Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Board at its last meeting on Aug. 14.

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Valparaiso Firefighters IAFF Local 1124 and Sunrise Kiwanis Join Together for a Common Good


On Friday’s Day of Caring, there was also a whole lot of love shared in Valpo’s Hilltop Neighborhood.

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Valparaiso Police and FOP Lodge 76 Help with Back to School


Valparaiso F.O.P. Lodge 76, Valparaiso Police and Target (Valparaiso Store) came together to sponsor the 8th Annual Shop with a Cop. The event took place on Friday afternoon at the Target store in Valparaiso.

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ISP Presents Life-Saving Awards to Four Porter County School Teachers

ISP-Presents-Life-Saving-Awards-to-Four-Porter-County-School-Teachers This morning the Indiana State Police were proud to present three life-saving awards to three teachers at Morgan Township School and one to a member of the Valparaiso School District who was unable to attend the event. Eric Braden, Matt Wellsand and Gaelyn Mlynarcik, of Morgan Township School, and Kevin Marine, of Valparaiso Schools, were each presented their awards by Superintendent Doug Carter during a ceremony at the office of Morgan Township. Supt. Carter praised each of the teachers for their quick thinking and heroic efforts that saved the life of Jax Whited. Jax is the son of Indiana State Police Detective Alva Whited and his wife, Antoinette.

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