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Activate! Center for Women’s Ministries – Reova Meredith

Reova Meredith began the Center for Women’s Ministries, offering Bloomington women 30 years of excellent, free counseling. Having experienced the value of professional counseling herself, Reova was struck by the unfair reality that many others do not have the financial resources to access this type of care. By founding and supporting this organization, Reova has allowed countless women access to …

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Daily Local News – May 8, 2017

Donald Trump is threatening to increase taxes on a company that is moving jobs out of Indianapolis; Indiana’s bicentennial projects are costing Hoosiers more than former Governor Mike Pence promised; A City of Bloomington press release announced that May is National Bikes Month; This year is the 25th anniversary of the nation-wide “Stamp out Hunger” food drive; Bloomington residents are …

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Activate! – Opportunity House: Marge Penrod

Marge Penrod has been volunteering each Wednesday at Opportunity House for 41 years, close to 2,000 days. Her expertise in jewelry and skill in jewelry repair are an invaluable asset to Opportunity House, creating a dependable income stream that benefits so many. Opportunity House proceeds help supplement childcare costs for families through Monroe County United Ministries, allowing parents to work …

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Daily Local News – April 24, 2017

The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition is organizing a rally this Wednesday to oppose actions by President Trump; A last-minute effort to kill the controversial Bloomington annexation succeeded on Friday night; The Bloomington Plan Commission put plans for an upscale mixed use development on hold last week. FEATURE Scientists and Science supporters raise their voices across the globe on Saturday, which …

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Activate! – Monroe County Coalition for Access and Mobility – Barbara Salisbury

Barbara Salisbury is passionate about her advocacy for people with disabilities and for independence through transportation and accessibility. As an active member of the both the Heartland Association of the American Council of the Blind and the Monroe County Coalition for Access and Mobility, Barbara has translated her personal experiences as a blind person into being a champion for all …

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Daily Local News – April 17, 2017

A program that provided afternoon snacks to Fairview Elementary School students has hit a roadblock; A 17-year-old from Mooresville is being tried as an adult for an incident which included an attempt to shoot a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy; A local property management company was the target of protest last week; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management Board has approved …

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Activate! Teacher’s Warehouse: Janet Schell

This week’s Activate! features Janet Schell, a volunteer with the Teacher’s Warehouse. The Teacher’s Warehouse accepts donated school supplies and books that teachers can then “shop” in order to stock their classrooms for their students. If the Teachers Warehouse is open for business, Janet is there with a smiling face to assist customers. When the Warehouse is closed, Janet is …

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Activate! – Community Kitchen: Keith Bobay

Keith Bobay serves the Community Kitchen and countless other organizations in countless other capacities. In this week’s Activate! Keith discusses his passion for community service and describes how these services help people get through challenging times in their lives. LINKS Community Kitchen

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Activate! – Compassion & Choices : Gary Wiggins

Gary Wiggins volunteers with Compassion & Choices, of Indiana a group that encourages individuals to think about end of life care options. Through education and outreach, Compassion & Choices offers people resources to easily create a living will or advance directive order so that you can have a say in your care in the event of a medical emergency. Gary …

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Activate! – Habitat Restore : Donald Westerhaus

Don Westerhaus previously volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Iowa, and after retiring to Bloomington became active in Habitate for Humanity of Monroe County. In this week’s Activate! – listen as Don describes how impactful Habitat’s work is with family’s in need, and describes his own growth and satisfaction gained from the many roles he has fulfilled as a Habitat …

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