March 2014 Newsletter - OFBCI

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March 12, 2014

Governor’s Service Award Winner - March2Recovery


On March 2, 2012, an EF4 tornado, changed a corner of Southern Indiana forever.  As the massive tornado destroyed homes, schools, and businesses, the Hoosier’s in its path took shelter together.  But it didn’t end there, shortly after the first tornado hit, a second EF3 tornado followed a similar path.   The tornados claimed the lives of fourteen people and injured many others.  The damage spanned five counties in Southern Indiana ... As volunteers and donations began to pour in from across the country, the community began to rebuild together. ...

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AmeriCorps Public Allies @ Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

 LaToya Martin Chereya Starr Michelle Leak

 LaToya Martin, Chereya Starr, and Michelle Leak are AmeriCorps members who serve as Public Allies at the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

Scholarship Program for Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service

Supported by The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Scholarship Program will take place during the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center from June 16 to June 18, 2014. This is a unique opportunity for the brightest, most promising young leaders in the volunteering and service sectors to connect and collaborate for greater community impact.

To learn more about Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service, visit

AmeriCorps Planning Grant Staff Welcomes Governor

Molly Dodge and Gov

River Valley Resources Inc. AmeriCorps Planning Grant Program Director, Molly Dodge, welcomed Governor Pence to the Clearinghouse in Madison, IN.

20th Anniversary

AmeriCorps ReadUP Members Talk w/ICCSV

Hanna and Kathy ReadUP

United Way of Central Indiana AmeriCorps members, Kathy Williams and Hanna Yeager, recently shared with ICCSV Commission members about their program called ReadUP Corps.

Indiana's Hardest Hit Fund

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A great resource for homeowners who come to you seeking counsel regarding foreclosure is Indiana's Hardest Hit Fund. The Hardest Hit Fund is a free program administered through IFPN that provides financial assistance to homeowners who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure due to circumstances beyond their control.

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National Volunteer Week - April 5-12

Pres Volunteer Service Award

National Volunteer Week is April 5-12, 2014. Recognize your organization’s outstanding volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The Award honors Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Details and ordering information are available online.


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