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PORTER COUNTY | United Way of Porter County is pleased to announce a new partnership with six local golf courses: The Course at Aberdeen, The Brassie Golf Club, Creekside Golf Course, Duck Creek Golf Course, Forest Park Golf Course, and River Pointe Country Club.
Last year was a roller coaster ride of a year, and 2012 looks to be just as exciting. This annual edition of NWI Now! provides us the opportunity to look back and reflect on the events of 2011, and more importantly, to make plans to improve this year.
Left to right, Dr. Mark Heckler, President of Valparaiso University; Dr. Jon Kilpinen, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and United Way Board Member; and Sharon A. Kish, President of United Way of Porter County, gather at the quarterly V.U. Leadership Forum.
VALPARAISO | After presenting to the Valparaiso University President's Leadership Forum in September of last year, United Way of Porter County was invited to return to the Leadership Forum's 1st quarterly meeting of 2012 to report on progress made with V.U.'s internal Annual United Way Campa…
What is the voice of Porter County? Do we speak with one voice? Are we a choir singing in unison, or are we a collection of voices sounding like the Tower of Babel instead?
Northwest Indiana is recovering from the torrential rains on Sept. 13 and 14. Almost 17,000 households in Northwest Indiana sustained damage and have registered with FEMA. Monday is the last day to register with FEMA at http://www.fema.gov.
"Be the change that you want to see in the world."
The morning of Friday, Aug. 24, arrived early but certainly not bright. It had been raining for days, streets were underwater, basements flooded, trees and power lines down, and many people were without electricity. More rain and storms were forecast for the entire weekend.
One of my favorite commentators on life, Erma Bombeck, wrote, "Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the Earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another."
Moving to Porter County five years ago, I heard the term "balkanization" used to describe the invisible boundaries between cities and counties and institutions. I heard the stories about lack of trust and cooperation. However, regional collaboration in Northwest Indiana is flourishing.
Do you know a company, a family or a group that is always involved in community activities and wondered how they got started? You can be that business, family, group or that person by accepting this invitation to participate in the annual United Way Day of Caring, which will be held Friday, …
In 2005, the three United Ways in Northwest Indiana embarked on a historic regional collaboration called the 4 Community Healthcare Project. Funding was provided by the Lilly Endowment through the Indiana Association of United Ways.
Sept. 11, July 4, June 6, Dec. 7, Nov. 22. There are certain dates in the American psyche that evoke emotional responses that transcend the historical significance of those dates. We feel sadness, grief, pride, patriotism, anger, gratitude and our human connectedness when we remember the eve…
Last fall, I asked each of you to give help and restore hope to almost 60,000 people in Porter County by investing your time and financial resources in United Way of Porter County. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for your extraordinary generosity. You answered the call.
Sharon Kish, a Schererville resident, has been involved with Public Access
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