The bell ringers and their red kettles have disappeared for another year, but Salvation Army of Indiana still is nearly $500,000 short of its holiday fundraising goal—putting programs in jeopardy.
Gleaners Food Bank plans to buy a refrigerated truck to supply more fresh produce, dairy and meat to central Indiana pantries, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Kraft Foods.
Residents of Irvington are split over whether to support turning the former Indy East Motel into housing for homeless families.
34 North, an apartment complex for victims of domestic abuse, opened in August at 34th and Meridian streets.
Burd, who is president of Burd Ford, a mother of four, and a fixture on television commercials for the dealership, has become
an advocate for mental health following her husband’s suicide.
So far this year, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis has filed six foreclosure suits, more than in any of the past
five years. The organization also repossessed four houses as a result of the prior year’s foreclosures. In a typical year,
CEO Dean Illingworth said, Indy Habitat takes back one or two houses, so the recent uptick is troubling.
The foundation, founded by Dr. Chuck Dietzen, will absorb the Mercy Foundation, started by Dr. Mercy Obeime, in July.
In Indiana, the Salvation Army owns 34 residences, including 10 in Indianapolis with a combined value of $1.6 million.
People who raise money for a living are more optimistic about their prospects now than they were six months ago, reports
the Center on Philanthropy at IUPUI.
Lilly Endowment will give United Way of Central Indiana $10 million to replenish its capital improvement program, which
helps not-for-profit agencies repair and upgrade their buildings.