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Improving The Lives of Those with HIV/AIDS

I first heard about the HIV/AIDS virus as a youth growing up in Indiana in the mid 80s.  Ryan White, an Indiana teen, was expelled from his middle school after contracting the virus through a contaminated blood treatment.  The story created a firestorm of media coverage while raising millions of questions in communities all over… Continue reading Improving The Lives of Those with HIV/AIDS

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Strengthening Churches and Nonprofits

We are blessed to have a large number of nonprofit and faith-based organizations that address the needs of our community.  These groups work tirelessly to clothe the poor, feed the hungry, mentor the young, and support the old.  They provide goods and services that are critical to the success, and survival, of so many of… Continue reading Strengthening Churches and Nonprofits

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My Little Brother, My Friend

Three years ago, Erica met a young man at a fundraiser that made an impression.  Mason was a fourteen year old boy who was waiting for a mentor through the Big Brother Big Sister program.  He was tall, skinny, and loved basketball.  Does that sound like anyone you know?  Well, except for skinny.  I am… Continue reading My Little Brother, My Friend

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All Things Considered

There are a number of not-for-profit organizations within our communities.  Each, of which, serve the needs of its constituents by providing different types of services.  This week we worked with an organization that strives to engage our community by providing content that can enrich the human experience.  That organization is Northeast Indiana Public Radio. NIPR is… Continue reading All Things Considered

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A Big Impact

All too often, the things we treasure most and hold dearest to our hearts, can be the most difficult to put into words.  My experience as a Big Brother is just that.  I am seldom at a loss for words, but yet find myself speechless about one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. … Continue reading A Big Impact