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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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Retired carpenter looks to former union for assistance

Retired carpenter looks to former union for assistance

CROWN POINT | In his prime he could have built it himself, but at 85, retired carpenter Roy Ruehl had to depend on his brother carpenters to build a wheelchair ramp at his home.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Local dentist joins team to provide surgical care to underprivileged

Local dentist joins team to provide surgical care to underprivileged

Dr. Andy Koultourides, of Munster, was a team member on the International Dental Implants Association’s recent mission to bring state of the art oral/dental health care to underserved people in the Dominican Republic.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am
Local bankers to lead March of Dimes fundraising

Local bankers to lead March of Dimes fundraising

Two local business leaders joined March for Babies to raise funds to prevent pre-term birth and give more babies a healthy start in life.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Carpenters lend a hand to Hobart Girls Softball League

HOBART | Members of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters volunteered to lend a helping hand last month to the Hobart Girls Softball League.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am

Shelter kicks off nationwide challenge at Walk-a-Thon and Vendor Fair

HIGHLAND | During its 22nd annual Paws in the Park, Humane Society Calumet Area will kick off its participation in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge with adoptable pets, fun and games, and a proclamation from State Rep. Linda Lawson.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
Partners break ground on Gary's Jackson Street of Dreams project

Partners break ground on Gary's Jackson Street of Dreams project

GARY | Partners gathered in a vacant lot at 25th Avenue and Jackson Street Thursday morning to ceremoniously break ground on a new home project aimed at revitalizing the neighborhood as well as the city.

May 22, 2014 6:29 pm Photos

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Spring Bird Count set for Saturday in Lake County

HAMMOND | The annual Big May Day Bird Count is one of the most popular birding events nationwide. It is a true marathon of birding that challenges the beginner as well as the most experienced.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue Master Gardener Program seeking new crop of volunteers

CROWN POINT | Sharpen your gardening skills and  share your knowledge with others through the Purdue University Master Gardener Program.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteers want to show how to live a 'Christian lifestyle'

Volunteers want to show how to live a 'Christian lifestyle'

SOUTH HOLLAND | For Diane Hart, Saturday could have been an easygoing day with nice springtime weather at her home in Elkhart, Ind.

April 12, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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