Local volunteers offer help to neighbors in need

2013-11-03T00:00:00Z Local volunteers offer help to neighbors in needTimes Staff nwitimes.com
November 03, 2013 12:00 am  • 

This time of year brings many challenges for senior citizens, the disabled, single moms and low income households. NeighborLink Porter County, a local nonprofit organization, has volunteers ready to meet many of those challenges.

NeighborLink invites Porter County residents to call for free assistance from their neighbors for projects such as raking leaves, shoveling snow, painting, cleaning, transportation to appointments and more. Requests for assistance may be submitted to NeighborLink's website at www.neighborlinkpc.org or by calling (219) 617-2077.

For those looking for a way to give back this season, NeighborLink is also in need of volunteers. A list of volunteer opportunities are posted on NeighborLink's website. People may volunteer for a specific project, or on an ongoing basis.

“As I have approached some of my own personal darkest times in my life, NeighborLink has been there to give me not only a hand to reach for but the strength to keep going. They have never turned me or my boys away and they gave me the faith I needed to survive,” said Nicole, a NeighborLink recipient.

NeighborLink Porter County is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is "Practical Neighbor-To-Neighbor Expressions Of God’s Love." Their volunteers have been living that out while completing more than 350 various projects in the last five years.

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