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Eat breakfast Sunday to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

2013-04-24T00:00:00Z Eat breakfast Sunday to benefit Wounded Warrior ProjectBy Evelyn Jones Times Columnist nwitimes.com
April 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

This Sunday, you can make a difference in the life of a Wounded Warrior. All you have to do is eat breakfast.

The Schererville Lions Club will host an All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Immanuel Presbyterian Church Hall, 140 W. U.S. 30, Schererville. All the proceeds from this breakfast will be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The commercials you see on television touch briefly on the work of the Wounded Warrior Project. A few years ago, family members and veterans noticed not only the need for “comfort” items, which they collected and distributed, but the need to support injured military and their families. They started programs, projects and events that have grown into a complete rehabilitative effort, assisting our warriors in their transition back into civilian life.

Please take time to visit the group's website, www.woundedwarriorproject.org. You will find that through its programs, from healing the body to economic empowerment to engagement, thousands of wounded warriors and caregivers receive support each and every year, all made possible through donations.

I hope you will be able to go to the breakfast Sunday. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults, and $4 for children 5-12, while younger children eat free. There will be all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and milk.

Call Lion Ken at (219) 322-2551 with any questions.

Thanks for donations

Being born and raised in NWI - The Harbor to Schererville- I have seen how compassionate and giving we region people are. We have moved a log cabin, supported all kinds of sports teams, sold gold, pink and teal ribbons, helped others see, found a home for a Twin Tower beam, started a dog park, bought a heifer, and helped families restock homes and lives.

Northwest Indiana is blessed with great people of faith. I’d like to thank everyone who has dropped donated items off at the Schererville Chamber of Commerce office. They have found homes wherever needed, from Schererville to Qatar and Afghanistan.

Pray on May 2

Speaking of faith, May 2 is the National Day of Prayer. Members and pastors of several local churches will meet at the St. John Township Center at noon that day for prayer. If you can’t make it, Immanuel Presbyterian Church is hosting a 24-hour Pray Where You Are observance.

If you’d like to help fill the hours, making sure someone continues the prayer chain all that day, call (219) 865-2686, and let them know what time you will be in prayer, even if it’s just a minute or two.

Thanks again, and Go Blackhawks!

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