A merger of two Region agencies has created the United Way of Northwest Indiana.
The Lake Area United Way and the United Way of Porter County are joining forces.
Starke County organizations have a new resource to seek funding and recruit volunteers.
Additional assistance is coming to Porter County food pantries and homeless shelter services.
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.