Project Spotlight Nominees - Cass County

 

Cass County     

A Cause for Paws - We are an all volunteer small animal rescue organization. We take dogs & cats from the local humane society and also help people with strays. We spay/neuter, vacc, hwtest, leuk/fiv test and treat all treatable injuries & illnesses. We subsist ONLY on donations and adoption fees. Our veterinary costs average $32,000 a year.

Al Dunn Memorial Scholarship - The Al Dunn Scholarship was set up in memory of beloved local citizen Aloysius Dunn, and has helped numerous deserving local students achieve their dream of a college education. In order to continue awarding scholarships, we must replenish our bank balance.

Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services, Inc. - Area Five is an independent not-for-profit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors, dedicated to serving the needs of the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged members of six county area we serve. Area Five Purposes are: To provide programs Assist in maintaining maximum independence and dignity for older people and low-income families. To encourage community awareness of needs and potentials of families in crisis and in need of assistance. To provide safe, decent and affordable housing for low-and moderate-income citizens and elderly citizens. To remove blighted areas of the community throught social service and housing programs. To rehabilitate and preserve historic properties. Programs Area Five Offers: Senior Nutrition Program Ombudsman Program Case Management Pre-Admission Screening Legal Assistance for Seniors Senior Games Energy Assistance Weatherization Individual Development Account Healthy Families MELD Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Head Start Area Five Serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cass County - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cass County provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported  one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.  This organization provides services for children between the ages of 6-18, living in Cass County.

Camp Angel - As we begin our 10th year at Camp Angel, it is with gratitude to the community for sustaining this worth-while camp that has helped so many individuals in the past. Camp Angel is a three day bereavement program for children, six to sixteen, who have experienced a significant loss or death of someone whom was special to them. Camp Angel offers children and teens a supportive environment where they can gain an understanding of grief and loss. To learn that they are not alone and they can share their experiences with others just like them. They have this opportunity to do this in a safe, fun and structured atmosphere loaded with recreational and special activities designed to reduce a child's sense of isolation and improve his/herself-esteem. Guardian Angel Hospice is able to provide Camp Angel free of charge to the campers as a result of funding received from Guardian Angel Foundation, Angels for Kids, camper sponsorship donations and other general donations made to the Guardian Angel Foundation.

Cass County Humane Society - The Humane Society is a non for profit with the mission to save dogs and cats. We accept strays and try to return them to their owners or do everything possible to find them a new home. We also try to spay and neuter as many animals that we can to stop the over population of stray animals.

Cass County Soil & Water Conservation District - The Cass Co. Soil & Water works very hard at promoting environmenal education on a very limited budget.  This year the Soil & Water will promote soil information at their 4-H Fair booth.  They are building a soil tunnel for people to see what  it is like in an earthworm hole and try to make people understand that without soil, a very important natural resource, we cannot survive.

Civic Players of Logansport - Since 1958, Civic Players of Logansport has provided live theater to Logansport through showcasing the talents of local citizens and the surrounding communities. In 2013, Civic Players was honored with the Quality of Life Award from the Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce as a non-profit organization that has had a positive impact on our community.

Domestic Violence Task Force of Cass County, Inc. - Runs a hotline and support group for domestic violence victims with childcare provided, provides shelter for domestic violence victims trying to escape their situation, helps set the victims up with housing, housing needs, and jobs in the community.  Promotes awareness with community outreach programs and events/fundraisers.

Logansport Performing Arts Council - Each year for the past 36 years this board has presented professional shows  at McHale Performing arts Center. We host usually four shows in a season. With change it has become harder to break even in our budget.

Revolution Community Church - Revolution Community Church is less than a 5 year old church that has done lots in the community. Right out of the gates it has given 10% of all monies brought in back into the community. Also has volunteered at many community events to help out those in need. This organization is doing a lot of good in this community with bringing God into the forefront. Currently they have helped out and are active with the United Way, Red Cross Blood drive and hold different gathering here in the community to help with fundraising for families in need. We collect food for the local pantry's in addition to. This is an awesome church that has really made a difference in our community, this is why I nominate Revolution Community Church.

Walton and Tipton Township Public Library - Not only does the Walton and Tipton Township Public Library provide books, media and games for the public to use and enjoy, they also provide a meeting place for community events such as a weekly Senior Breakfast, Art Class, Senior Lady Card Players, Reading Railroad Literacy Centers, and other community events.

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