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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 12:01 am

Student restores dentures

Jeff Valliere, a senior and Chapman Scholar at IPFW, restored 12 dentures as part of a community service project under the Chapman's Scholar program.

Winter heating program

Mayor Tom Henry and the city of Fort Wayne are offering the winter heating program for low-income residents, which will provide low-interest, five-year loans up to $5,000 to replace or repair failing furnaces or water heaters. Monthly loan payments will range from $25 to $90 per month for residents at 80 percent or below of the Area Median Income ($51,050 for a family of four).

For more information, call 427-8585 or 311 or visit www.cityoffortwayne.org/repairs. Free language assistance is available by calling 427-1442.

Completed applications are being accepted now through Feb. 15.

4-H program receives funds

Tractor Supply Co.'s paper clover fundraiser, held in September, raised $930.15 for Allen County 4-H Clubs.

Homes receive energy units

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity received a $20,000 grant to install efficient, gas forced-air units in four homes in 2013.

Community action grants

The American Heart Association offers nonprofits the chance to apply for community action grants of up to $5,000. Projects should address one or more of the following focus areas and may target the public or health professionals: Life's Simple 7 — the association's focus on the seven key factors to good health; advocacy; CPR and first aid; quality and systems improvement; and health equity. Applications are available at www.heart.org/communityactiongrant. Deadline is Feb. 14. Applicants receiving funding will be notified by June 15 with funding to begin July 1.

‘Home for the Holidays’ winners

Fort Wayne International Airport and the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce have announced the winners of their 5th annual “Home for the Holidays” contest in conjunction with radio station WAJI, Majic 95.1-FM. Two service members have been chosen to fly home to Fort Wayne free of charge this holiday season: Lance Corporal Nichalos Tucker of the U.S. Marine Corps and Staff Sgt. Matthew Shattuck of the U.S. Army.

‘Believe’ Day Friday

As part of Macy's “Believe” campaign, children may mail their stamped letters to Santa using Macy's red Santa Mail letterboxes. For every letter mailed, Macy's will donate $1, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish. On National Believe Day, Friday, Macy's will double the donation by contributing an additional $1 to Make-A-Wish for every Santa letter received, up to $500,000, above and beyond Macy's $1 million goal. Macy's and Make-A-Wish also will grant extra wishes across the country for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Students needs hats, gloves and scarves

Heritage Park is holding a collection drive for hats, gloves and scarves for Fort Wayne Community Schools students through Dec. 19 at 2001 Hobson Road.

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