St. John the Evangelist students deliver on service project by assisting Franciscan Health Prenatal Assistance Programs
A group of seventh-grade girls from St. John the Evangelist School in St. John enjoyed a recent shopping spree. But it wasn’t for themselves. The girls were buying diapers and other baby supplies for families in need.
As part of the school’s Marian Girls Program, seventh- and eighth-grade girls participate in a two-year program that features a service project. This year, the Marian Girls seventh-graders chose to have a fundraiser to benefit the Franciscan Health Prenatal Assistance Programs in Crown Point and Hammond.
Their efforts raised $1,114 and were used to purchase several boxes of diapers and wipes, baby clothing, blankets and crib sheets, toiletries, stuffed animals, gift cards and more. With the help of Marian Girls Program coordinators Carmen Shafer and Gretchen Gerstenkorn, the girls delivered the donations on May 22 to Franciscan Health St. Clare Health...
Fifty million people across the globe are living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. That number doesn’t include the many family members, friends, and caregivers who are also touched by this disease. Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and still has no cure. The Alzheimer Association is hard at work to find one, but they need your help!
“We can’t do what we do without the support of our local communities,” said Walk Manager Sara Spruth. One of the best ways to aide the Alzheimer Association is to join their annual walk. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is one of the most important fundraisers for the Association. It also acts as a means of raising awareness about the disease and the Association.
“It’s important to find a cure for this. It’s devastating to families. It really touches them and strikes a nerve with a lot of people. Having an...
Centier Bank’s Chesterton South Branch to Support The H Life with Bake Sale, Coffee Flight on May 13
Centier Bank’s Chesterton South Branch is helping The H Life raise funds for pediatric cancer research with their first-ever Coffee Flight and Bake Sale on Monday, May 13 from 10am – 2pm.
Did someone say color walk?!
In celebration of the event's 20th anniversary, Sojourner Truth House (STH) is adding some color to this year’s Walk for STH by hosting a color walk! Proceeds support the mission of Sojourner Truth House to provide hope and help to thousands of homeless and at-risk women and their children.
A standard part of any military funeral is the presentation of the folded flag, which had moments before draped the coffin, to the surviving family. It is a fitting symbol, then, for Folds of Honor, a charity that provides college scholarships to Gold Star students, children whose parents were lost or severely wounded while deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan.
“Our most recent award from Folds of Honor is a folded flag that looks a little washed out, but those are all the names of our full scholarships last year—10,000 of them!” Bob Carnagey, Northwest Indiana Director for Folds of Honor Foundation and charity volunteer proudly explained.
Folds of Honor was started from scratch by Air National Guard of Oklahoma F16 Fighter Pilot Dan Rooney. On his way back from his second tour in Iraq, Rooney was aboard a plane carrying a hero...
The board of directors for Opportunity Enterprises has selected Neil Samahon as the new President/CEO of the organization. Samahon will assume the role effective July 1st. He will replace the current President/CEO Ellen DeMartinis, who plans to retire. Samahon is currently the CEO of Metro Recycling and Metro Auto Recyclers, where he has been employed for 25 years. Under his leadership Metro has grown considerably. In addition to growing the business, he prides Metro for being recognized as good environmental stewards. His focus has always been to not only grow the company fiscally, but also to ensure that Metro remains a strong community partner. Neil has a strong sense of civic responsibility and strives to have a positive impact within the community, environment, and with the people he interacts with.
Donor families, recipients honor organ donation during Donate Life events at Franciscan Health Dyer and Crown Point
Top left: Dr. Daniel McCormick, president/CEO of Franciscan Health Crown Point, left, accepts the Vision Award from Michael Henderson, professional services coordinator for VisionFirst. The award recognizes Franciscan Health Crown Point for the nearly 150 corneal donors the hospital has had over the past five years.
Top right: Sister Marlene Shapley, Franciscan Health vice president of mission integration, speaks at the Corpus Christi Chapel at Franciscan Health Crown Point, her brother Donald, whose organs were donated after his sudden death from an aneurysm.
Bottom right: Quilts hanging at the Donor Remembrance Celebrations feature panels created by donor families to honor their loved ones.
Bottom left: Alice Jenkins, donation coordinator for Gift of Hope, talks about her agency’s...
Stephany Leonard wants to prevent more military families from suffering the tragic effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. On April 29, 2014, Jesse Meredith, Leonard’s former husband and father of her two young children, took his own life.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce several important green initiatives have been implemented at all four casinos, their restaurants, hotel, and Pokagon Band government offices.