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Local carpenters union rebuilds baseball dugout

Local carpenters union rebuilds baseball dugout

HAMMOND | Members of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters recently donated their time and labor to the rebuilding of the Hammond Chiefs baseball dugout, which was damaged by a storm in the summer of 2013. The dugout is located at Riverside Park in Hammond.

October 30, 2014 12:00 am

Supporter collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls fight poverty

GARY | A NWI/Chicago City-Wide Shoe Drive organized by a woman named Jeana Payne is collecting shoes to help the poor.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
Hospice volunteer leads with compassion and dedication

Hospice volunteer leads with compassion and dedication

Marilyn Kmak has a fire in her heart for service that most of her friends find "extraordinary."

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Meals on Wheels offers volunteer training

MERRILLVILLE | Interested candidates are invited to attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session at 1 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Meals on Wheels Community Room, 8446 Virginia St. Applicants will have an opportunity to tour the facility and ask questions about Meals on Wheels and its services…

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
Catholic Charities' Wheelchair Ramp Program benefits Northwest Indiana residents

Catholic Charities' Wheelchair Ramp Program benefits Northwest Indiana residents

GARY | Volunteers of the Catholic Charities Wheelchair Ramp Program have been constructing ramps for elderly and/or disabled residents of Northwest Indiana since 2005. Soon, construction on the 350th ramp of the program will take place.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteers sew drain pouches for patients at workshop

Volunteers sew drain pouches for patients at workshop

CROWN POINT - Nurse Navigator Joan Filipowski of the Burrell Cancer Center walked into the Sew Thoughtful Workshop and was delightfully surprised.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rescue group founder believes there's a home for every dog

Rescue group founder believes there's a home for every dog

Denny Gates-Berry has a special place in her heart for pit bull breeds and founded the K9 Rescue Mission in 2008 to rescue and "rehome" dogs in Gary and surrounding communities.

October 10, 2014 12:00 am
Little Free Libraries offer books throughout the community

Little Free Libraries offer books throughout the community

GRIFFITH – Friday is Time Out for Reading day in Northwest Indiana, and if you need something to read, it won't be hard to find in Griffith, thanks to Kathy Ruesken.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am
Supreme Court OKs lawsuit against stadium beer vendor

Supreme Court OKs lawsuit against stadium beer vendor

INDIANAPOLIS | A trial will determine whether companies selling alcohol at stadiums, ballparks, festivals and other events with multiple bartenders are financially responsible for damages resulting from continued sales to an intoxicated patron.

September 22, 2014 6:10 pm Related

Crisis Center seeking volunteers to expand Crisis Line hours

GARY | The Crisis Center’s Crisis Contact telephone listening and suicide intervention lines plan to expand service hours of operation. The recent death of actor/comedian Robin Williams brought suicide to the nation’s attention.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade

Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade

HAMMOND | Volunteers are needed to join Books, Brushes & Bands for Education in the door-to-door Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade delivery of children’s books through several Hammond neighborhoods for the second annual Book Brigade.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Last week to register for United Way Day of Caring

Volunteer registration for the United Way Day of Caring will close at the end of day Friday. To join this regional volunteer event as a team or an individual, visit the United Way Regional Volunteer Center website at www.nwivolunteer.org for a list of projects.

August 11, 2014 4:08 pm

SSC seeks tutors and participants for Adult Volunteer Literacy program

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College is seeking tutors and participants for the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. The program is structured to train volunteers to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic literacy skills. Instruction in basic literacy includes the devel…

August 08, 2014 12:00 am
Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

DYER | Stardust Bowl and BMO Harris teamed up to host a one-of-a-kind bowling fundraiser to benefit Lake Area United Way. A total of $6,189 was raised during the well-attended event.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the NWI Veterans Action Council has announced the selection of a the veteran partner family for the Veterans Build project. The announcement was made at a fundraiser at Oil City baseball field in Whiting.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Time and effort recognized

Time and effort recognized

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Festival offers picnicking, swimming and music

CROWN POINT | Hundreds of young people from across Indiana are providing community service to Northwest Indiana agencies and residents through the Awestruck Experience. 

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

On any given day, Anne Herbert is working behind the scenes to improve the lives of those in her community and across the country.

July 23, 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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