One of the biggest problems plaguing Gary over the years has been that of physical appearance. A backlog of garbage and other debris in front of abandoned houses, alleys and in illegal dump sites exacerbates the matter in this cash-strapped city coping with the long-term impact of population…
It’s always uplifting to learn that one of your favorite businesses also invests its energy into its community.
The Lansing Business Women's Association honored Lansing resident Marilyn Kooy with their ATHENA Award for her service to the community. Pictured are Marilyn and Butch Kooy, bottom center, with grandchildren Emma Phillips, Brady Shone and Holden Shone and daughters, top row from left, Kris W…
Volunteering is one of the best things people can do for their community.
GARY | Students in the Problems in Public Relations, an experiential learning class at Purdue University Calumet, are making community service a part of their class identity.
Students and faculty of De La Salle Institute volunteered this summer at a Catholic community in West Virginia repairing homes in the area. Pictured from left are Katie O’Leary, Emily Vogel, David Garza, Anthony Pierce, Andres Tapia and James Ariel. On the far right are Marcus Carter and Dan…
CHICAGO | De La Salle Institute students and faculty participated in a weeklong service opportunity this summer at Nazareth Farm in Salem, W.Va.
Crete Park District awarded the Crete Emergency Services and Disaster Agency the Volunteer of the Year award at its board meeting Wednesday.
Crete Emergency Services and Disaster Agency coordinator Marty Barccio receives a plaque of appreciation from Crete Park District Director Patricia Polzin at the Wednesday Park District board meeting.
CROWN POINT | Teens interested in volunteering at the Crown Point Community Library for the 2012-13 school year can pick up an application at the Crown Point library or Winfield branch.
Joan Grott doesn’t think that she could put a number on the amount of time it takes to set up the 4-H projects and events for the Porter County Fair.
Q: Why did you choose to be the extension educator of Porter County 4-H?
SOUTH HOLLAND | A group of students from Thornton Township School District 205 visited the nation's capital this week to be recognized for a year of volunteer work and fundraising.
"Shocked, surprised, pleased and moved." Those were the emotions expressed by Antoinette Mercier upon learning that she had been named Lake Area United Way's 2011 Volunteer of the Year.
Bobby Wright, 77, has devoted the past 24 years to volunteering with the Izaak Walton League of America, 1532 E Main St., Griffith.
PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder believes "Portage is gushing with people wanting to help."
HOBART | The Shirley Heinze Land Trust has scheduled its first volunteer work day of the year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Gordon and Faith Greiner Nature Preserve.
CROWN POINT | Twenty-two volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church and School, and five nonmember volunteers, came together on a recent sunny Saturday for an important cause.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with a day of service by giving back to the community.
Deb Trelo was inspired to adopt a child after she began as a volunteer "cuddler" at Nazareth Home.
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