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GUEST COMMENTARY: United Way campaign about more than dollars

GUEST COMMENTARY: United Way campaign about more than dollars

During the coming months, United Way staff and volunteers will be making workplace presentations to thousands of employees throughout Northwest Indiana in coordination with the community campaign.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Volunteering is good for community, good for you

GUEST COMMENTARY: Volunteering is good for community, good for you

Tom Brokaw got it right when he said, “It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.”

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Children learn power of doing good

It has been almost 10 years since I started writing Illinois community news and yet there is always more to learn about those who do good work in the community and how they do it.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
BOB HEISSE: Help us spotlight volunteers behind region's pulse

BOB HEISSE: Help us spotlight volunteers behind region's pulse

Volunteers are the pulse behind our communities. They are selfless, ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New C.P. EMA director ready, willing and Abels

CROWN POINT | A mild-mannered utilities employee during the day, Ken Abels becomes the city's Emergency Management Agency director whenever the need arises.

June 28, 2014 6:42 pm
Crete Park District honors Lions Club with Volunteer Award

Crete Park District honors Lions Club with Volunteer Award

CRETE | Each year Crete Park District presents an award to an individual, company or group that has made an outstanding difference in Crete. This year's award was presented to the Crete Lions Club.

June 07, 2014 12:00 am
Crete Park District honors Lions Club with Volunteer Award

Crete Park District honors Lions Club with Volunteer Award

Mike Smith, president of the Crete Park District board of commissioners, Smith presents Crete Lions Club with the annual Volunteer Award. Lion Bob Johnson received the plaque which reads: "Presented to Crete Lions Club for making a difference in the lives of others with their dedicated commi…

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Cleaning up litter, unemployment via volunteering

YOUNG VOICES: Cleaning up litter, unemployment via volunteering

As I drove on the expressway this past weekend, I noticed how dirty the sides of the roads were. Empty plastic bottles, plastic bags and remnants from fast food restaurants decorated the highway.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Labor liaison serves United Way in Lake and Porter counties

Labor liaison serves United Way in Lake and Porter counties

Debra Townsend, of Portage, was recently named as a shared AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison by Lake Area United Way and United Way of Porter County.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
Hospital employees do ‘whatever is needed, whenever,’ for former colleague

Hospital employees do ‘whatever is needed, whenever,’ for former colleague

HAMMOND | During 42 years in her job, it isn’t surprising that Linda Pudlo made an indelible mark on coworkers in the Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hammond Imaging Services Department.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing group sends coupons to military families

Lansing group sends coupons to military families

LANSING | In less than four years, more than 100 boxes of coupons have been sent to military bases overseas to help families save some money on items purchased at commissaries.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing group sends coupons to military families

Lansing group sends coupons to military families

Members of the Lansing Business Women's Association take part in clipping and sorting coupons that are sent to U.S. military bases around the world. Pictured are Pat Leck, Marilyn Kooy, Betty Tobin, Dorothy Kiefor, June Cole, Lorraine Przbyl and Carol Ann Surufka.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

Youth to volunteer in South Holland on April 12

Spring is in the air in South Holland with something extra special planned for the community this season.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am

Southland youth give back to their communities

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve ... you only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Dr. King was right. Anybody can serve, and this is exactly what our South Holland students are doing for their community.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City, Markham, South Holland, Sauk Village teens receive Youth Service Medal of Honor

Teens from Calumet City, Markham, South Holland and Sauk Village are among the 339 recipients of the Cook County Sheriff's Youth Service Medal of Honor as recognition for volunteering more than 100 hours in their community in the last year, according to a news release.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Region pitches in for Gary children

The new John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club at the former Tolleston Middle School is an example of what can happen when the region pulls together in support of a common goal.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

Rebuilding Together projects need volunteers for Saturday

Volunteers are needed for the Hobart/Lake Station-sponsored Rebuilding Together work day Saturday.

September 22, 2013 12:05 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Cultivating an attitude of gratitude through service

GUEST COMMENTARY: Cultivating an attitude of gratitude through service

Today, people across the globe will celebrate World Gratitude Day – a day started in 1977 to show gratitude and appreciation for those around you.

September 21, 2013 12:00 am
98-year-old volunteers with veterans

98-year-old volunteers with veterans

MANTENO, Ill. | Wheelchairs provide nearly all the seating at chapel services held at the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno. Many of the residents who come simply listen, as simple tasks such as singing or standing up are just too overwhelming.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am
98-year-old volunteers with veterans

98-year-old volunteers with veterans

Erma Peppin, 98, visits with a resident at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, Ill., after a communion service at the home. Peppin has served as a volunteer Eucharistic minister at the home for 27 years serving communion to residents who are unable to attend daily chapel services.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am
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