The United Way of Porter County has sent more than $1.5 million into the community to aid people and organizations combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Volunteers are needed to take on more than 40 special projects for non-profit organizations around Northwest Indiana.
In recent weeks donations by volunteers and other support have been plentiful during the pandemic.
Most participants in a recent survey conducted by the United Way of Porter County believe a return to pre-pandemic life will not happen until at least February 2021 or even later.
Porter County recently was awarded $161,046 through the federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program to support local food pantries and homeless shelter services, according to the United Way of Porter County.
Determining how to get back to business under a new normal as the Region and world begin resuming life activities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will be no easy task, but resources are emerging to provide guidance.
The coronavirus outbreak has placed heightened demand on service organizations assisting people affected by the crisis.
In times of need, service organizations often rise to the occasion to provide aid to the community.
A partnership between the United Way of Porter County and a long-time supporter of the organization led to a community campaign to raise funds for a program, which assists veterans recovering from PTSD.
Some Northwest Indiana organizations are getting help to aid efforts to ensure children get their education off to a good start.