Several organizations and individuals from Northwest Indiana and Michiana received an assortment of awards and recognition.
There’s no shortage of people and businesses willing to lend a hand to assorted causes across the Region and North Central Indiana.
A good will gesture by members and employees of LaPorte Community Federal Credit Union led to an $850 donation to Franciscan Health Michigan City.
Some Region volunteers brought some holiday cheer to some patients of Franciscan Health.
Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic food pantry will be able to provide additional assistance through its food pantry thanks to a $1,500 donation from the Merrillville Rotary Club.
A total of $380,000 in grants was award by the state to the Franciscan Health Foundation to put toward youth tobacco use prevention and to help current users kick the habit.