Not-for-profits capitalize on Obama’s call to service

President Obama is talking up volunteerism, and some not-for-profits are hustling to make sure they reap the benefits of

the high-profile pitch. The Nature Conservancy and Indianapolis-based Kiwanis International were among the first
organizations to announce their support of Obama’s summer service initiative, United We Serve, which kicked off June
22 and runs through Sept. 11.

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Nature Conservancy buys blighted industrial site

The Nature Conservancy has agreed to buy a blighted industrial property on the eastern edge of downtown to develop a new Indiana
headquarters. The $4.5 million project–which will revitalize or replace the former home of Nemec Heating & Supply Co. at
614 E. Ohio St.–should provide another boost to an area that has been bulking up on development, mainly residential.

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