HIGHLAND | On Sept. 13, 2008, the "the perfect storm" of thunderstorms from the west and the remnants of Hurricane Ike from the south brought three days of flooding that inundated thousands of homes and businesses in Northwest Indiana.
Indiana Association of United Ways members, from left, Larry Welker and Roger Frick chat Tuesday night with United Way of Porter County President Sharon Kish.
Lucinda Nord, right, vice president of public policy for the Indiana Association of United Ways, chats Tuesday with Kathy O'Day, a case supervisor for Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana.
Jane Delligatti, from left, Jodi Juhl, Renee Golas and Sharon Liggins talk Tuesday night during a get-together to mark the end of Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana. LARRI, of which Delligatti is director, formed in response to the Sept. 13, 2008, flooding that hit the region. It wi…
HEBRON | Donna Schane watched floodwaters in September 2008 destroy the home in unincorporated Lowell where she had lived for 17 years and raised her three children. Since then, she has alternated living with two of her adult children, until Tuesday.
MUNSTER | Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana, or LARRI, received a donation of $100 from the Munster branch of American Savings Bank.
HIGHLAND | Lake Area United Way and United Way of Porter County were recognized recently by the Northwest Indiana Federation of Labor for decisively responding to the disastrous 2008 floods and securing $15.7 million that helped create and fund the Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana.
Kathy O’Day, recovery specialist coordinator for LARRI, accepts gift cards and a donation of food on behalf of LARRI clients from Dan Cacich, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Southeast in Lansing and chairperson for the LARRI Unmet Needs Committee.
MUNSTER | Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana, or LARRI, received a donation from Coldwell Banker Southeast in Lansing of four $50 gift cards to Strack and Val Til Supermarket and eight bushel baskets of food, which were donated to LARRI client families this holiday season.
Joyce Lemmon talks Tuesday about her new Lake Station house, which was built by the Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana organization. She lost her former house to flooding two years ago. A blessing for the new home was held Tuesday.
Joyce Lemmon, center, prays Tuesday with a group that includes Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, left center, during a blessing ceremony for Lemmon's new home. She lost her old house to the widespread flooding that followed torrential rains in September 2008. Lakeshore Area Regional Recov…
Lake Station - Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, left, homeowner Joyce Lemmon, left center, Austin Mitchell, right center, and Dena Lemmon hold hands with other during a house blessing at Joyce's new home in Lake Station Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. The Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Ind…
Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana members and local religious leaders circle a kitchen and bless Don and Sandy Dingman's home in LaPorte rebuilt after the 2008 floods. LARRI stepped in after FEMA condemned the home due to overwhelming mold contamination.
Ryon Adcock, left, assistant to the pastor at Evergreen Baptist Church in LaPorte, prays Tuesday with Sandy and Don Dingman during the blessing of their new home. The couple was helped by the Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana to finance a new house after their previous home of 13 y…
Don Dingman, right, admires a gift basket Tuesday with Ryon Adcock, of Evergreen Baptist Church, given to he and his wife after their new home was blessed by Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana members and religious leaders in LaPorte.
Spring Mill Health Campus will host an Oktoberfest on Oct. 5 as a fundraiser for Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Enjoy a lovely autumn evening with food, drinks, music and fun.
Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist presents Maria Avila with a house-warming gift Tuesday evening during house blessing ceremony for the Avila family, who recently moved into their new home with help from the Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana.
Community members pray Tuesday evening in the front yard of Roberto and Maria Avila's new home in Lake Station.
Members of the Avila family, LARRI and the community join hands in prayer Tuedsay evening in front of Roberto and Maria Avila's new home in Lake Station.
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