Volunteer Reception Center Disaster Preparedness Exercise

United Way of Central Indiana's Volunteer Reception Center hosted a Disaster Preparedness Exercise in which volunteers practiced various disaster response roles needed to mobilize quickly and effectively.

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Friday Success Story: WWII vet chosen for Indy honor flight

Woodrow Wilson Hairl and other local veterans were chosen for Indy Honor Flight, an organization that transports America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials which honor their sacrifices.

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Volunteers Prepare For Disaster

Tornados, floods, earthquakes…You never know when the next disaster will strike, that's why Hoosier volunteers are preparing. (via WFYI.org)

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Friday Success Story: Keeping the power on for a family in need

A single mother of five, “Rachel” struggled to make ends meet. She had fallen behind on her electric bill and received a final notice that the power would be shut off in the next twelve hours if a payment wasn’t made.

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I LIVE UNITED by volunteering for disaster relief

Rushing toward dangerous situations, to help strangers and friends alike, has been common in our history. However, spontaneous volunteers have been injured or worse in their drive to help.

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Together, we’re helping neighbors stay warm and connected to help

If you're like most of us, preparing for the mercury to plunge again and again means making unwelcome -- but achievable -- adjustments. But for many others, relentless frigid temps are more than an inconvenience.

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United Way seeks volunteers to coordinate in disaster aftermath

United Way is offering "reservist" training on Tuesday, February 25 for volunteers who are not already affiliated with a disaster preparedness organization and who will commit to help operate a Volunteer Reception Center.

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Friday Success Story: Red Cross helps after fire destroys home

An early morning fire last October destroyed a home on Indianapolis’ eastside. The American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis assisted the four men who shared the home by figuring out how to recover from their losses.

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City of Indianapolis, United Way kick off Winter Assistance Fund

The City of Indianapolis and United Way of Central Indiana kicked off the 2014 Winter Assistance Fund drive today by accepting $225,000 from five local donors, putting the fund within $125,000 of their $350,000 goal.

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2-1-1 is operational

2-1-1 services are operational and available to help anyone in need in our community.

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