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Aging & In-Home Services gets $30,000 grant from NIPSCO

Megan Clouse, left, communications and development specialist at Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, accepts a check for $30,000 from Dana Berkes, public affairs manager at NIPSCO. (Courtesy photo)

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (AIHS) has received a $30,000 donation from NIPSCO as part of the 2019 Charity of Choice program supporting seniors. AIHS was one of 10 nonprofit organizations that serve seniors in northern Indiana chosen by NIPSCO to receive funding.

NIPSCO’s annual Charity of Choice program was created to help maximize financial and volunteer impact in communities that NIPSCO serves. Each year, more than 3,000 employees are asked to select one non-profit or an area of need to support beyond NIPSCO’s core year-round giving. This year employees chose seniors and raised $90,000, along with the company’s commitment to match $50,000, for a total of $140,000.

“We are so appreciative to NIPSCO for this generous and unexpected gift,” AIHS President & CEO Connie Benton Wolfe said in a statement. “(This) will allow us to continue crucial programs to support safe and independent living for older adults in their own homes.”

“The aging population in northern Indiana is growing, and we’re happy that our employees chose to support our local seniors in this meaningful way,” stated Jennifer Montague, NIPSCO vice president of communications and external affairs.

In addition to AIHS, this year’s beneficiary organizations include: Alzheimer’s Association, Northern Indiana; Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Indiana; Area Five Agency; LaGrange County Council on Aging; Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana; Noble County Council on Aging; Porter County Aging & Community Services; REAL Services, South Bend; and White County Council on Aging.

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