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Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employment opportunity.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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United Way of Porter County offers online report on education, health

VALPARAISO | The United Way of Porter County has launched the Community Report Card tool on its website that allows users to find out how the community is doing in the areas of education, income and health.

May 27, 2014 3:30 pm

Porter County awarded $24,000 to expand emergency food and shelter programs

VALPARAISO | Porter County has been chosen to receive $24,000 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

January 14, 2014 2:22 pm

Donors urged to use caution during holiday season

The ringing of the bell outside the grocery store is among the reminders another holiday season is upon us and with it, the annual push by various nonprofit organizations to share in the generosity of the season.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
Making yourself seen stressed during National Running Safety Month

Making yourself seen stressed during National Running Safety Month

VALPARAISO | They only come out after dark or before dark gives way to dawn.

November 11, 2013 5:00 pm

The Week Ahead - Lake County

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October 13, 2013 2:06 pm
Two Men and a Truck helps United Way deliver Reading Buddies

Two Men and a Truck helps United Way deliver Reading Buddies

Two Men and a Truck helped the United Way and the Valpo University Womens Softball team deliver "Reading Buddies" to elementary schools in both Lake and Porter County. They collected and delivered over 1,000 stuffed animals to a dozen different schools. Each child picks a buddy out and they …

September 18, 2013 9:26 am Photos

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United Way youths dig into Taltree gardens

United Way youths dig into Taltree gardens

VALPARAISO | Hannah Wozniak dug into the soil at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, pulling up weeds near a parking lot.

September 14, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Taltree Arboretum hosts United Way Youth Day of Caring on Saturday

VALPARAISO | Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will host this year’s United Way Youth Day of Caring from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

September 11, 2013 12:00 am
United Way Holds CEO/Leadership Breakfast at Indiana Beverage

United Way Holds CEO/Leadership Breakfast at Indiana Beverage

VALPARAISO | Gearing up for this year’s annual fall campaign, United Way of Porter County volunteers and staff addressed a full crowd at this year’s CEO Leadership Breakfast held Thursday at Indiana Beverage. “BE THE ONE” was on everyone’s minds, as presentations were made on the progress Un…

August 15, 2013 4:49 pm Photos

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Volunteer spirit shines during Day of Caring

Volunteer spirit shines during Day of Caring

VALPARAISO | Community members will be come together Aug. 23 for the United Way’s annual Day of Caring.

August 14, 2013 5:19 pm
Training for a disaster

Training for a disaster

July 08, 2013 12:00 am
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Jodi Juhl, Assistant News Director of Lakeshore Public Media will serve as moderator at this year's Business Symposium which allows local companies the opportunity to network and share information on diversity and a host of other topics.

June 10, 2013 4:26 pm
Day of Caring projects open June 1

Day of Caring projects open June 1

Valparaiso | Starting June 1, community members can join together for the United Way’s annual Day of Caring by forming a team, signing up and selecting projects.

May 30, 2013 4:09 pm
United Way celebrates topping $1.8 million goal

United Way celebrates topping $1.8 million goal

United Way celebrated topping its campaign goal Thursday evening at Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso. Prizes were given away to volunteers in game show style.

April 11, 2013 7:44 pm
United Way celebrates topping $1.8 million goal

United Way celebrates topping $1.8 million goal

Jodi Juhl, assistant news director of Lakeshore Public Media and a United Way board member, speaks Thursday at the United Way's banquet at Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso.

April 11, 2013 7:44 pm
RSVP coordinator matches retirees with volunteer groups

RSVP coordinator matches retirees with volunteer groups

Michael Glorioso’s enthusiasm and work ethic has led him to a fulfilling career as a United Way Retired and Senior Volunteer Program coordinator in Valparaiso.

April 10, 2013 12:00 am
United Way names video contest winners

United Way names video contest winners

The Socially Together and Naturally Diverse Club at Merrillville High School was one of the winners of the United Way's Everyday Heroes contest. Elizabeth Long, director of leadership, and Danny Lackey, club adviser, accept the check on the club's behalf.

April 04, 2013 5:42 pm
Everyday Heros

Everyday Heros

Griffith | Ashley Schiller, 18 is a senior at Merrillville High School and one of the United Way's winners of the Everyday Heros Contest.

April 04, 2013 5:42 pm
Porter Health Care System earns United Way award

Porter Health Care System earns United Way award

VALPARAISO | Porter Health Care System was named Company of the Year by United Way of Porter County at the 2013 United Way Volunteer of the Year Awards State Banquet on March 7 in Carmel.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
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