Friday, May 24 2013 7:55 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:55:55 GMT
A Greenfield police officer is fighting to keep his vanity license plate. Rodney Vawter has owned the personalized Fraternal Order of Police license plate "0INK" for the past three years. A class actionMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:44:52 GMT
Andretti Autosport has five cars in the top nine in Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Any of them could win the race. The team has already won three out of four INDYCAR races this season. One of the AndrettiMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:32:12 GMT
One of our city's best-known landmarks could soon see some changes not just in the way it looks, but in the way it's used. Friday's Memorial Day service is one of many events that takes place on MonumentMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:15:26 GMT
Could it be year of the woman? It's as good a time as any for a woman to win the Indy 500. With four women in the field, this year ties the record for the most female drivers in the big race. The rumbleMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:58:56 GMT
East side residents are questioning the safety of a crosswalk where a pedestrian was killed by an IMPD cruiser Thursday night. Richard Allen Moore died after he was struck by IMPD Ofc. Jason Rauch atMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:49:53 GMT
St. Vincent Health's restructuring announcement this week did not come as a surprise. The 22-hospital system currently employs more than 3,000 physicians and 16,000 other employees. St. Vincent CEO VincentMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 5:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:30:44 GMT
Fans headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend will face increased security aimed at keeping them safe. The eyes are on the cars, the part and the people at IMS. This year, more than everMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 4:34 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:34:50 GMT
It's game day, a day the Pacers have been waiting on since LeBron James' buzzer-beating layup went through the hoop in Miami Wednesday night. Now the Pacers are looking for a split on the road in MiamiMore >>
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SOURCE Al's Angels
Volunteer growth, increase in donations, and record number of events defined 2012 for Al's Angels
WESTPORT, Conn., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Al's Angels, a non-profit charitable organization founded by Westport, CT resident and CEO of Optimus Publishing Al DiGuido, announced today some of the milestone achievements that the organization has reached over the past year.
Over the past year the Al's Angels movement to raise awareness and provide much needed funds for children in the tri-state area who are suffering from cancer, rare blood diseases and severe financial hardship has touched so many children, and has rallied the support of thousands of volunteers from the tri-state area who are all motivated by the mission of the organization.
Among many of the highlights from the past year include:
The core volunteer and donor base of Al's Angels has grown by over 50 percent, and currently includes more than 3,000 Angels.
Al's Angels signature "24 Hours of Strikes" and "24 Hours of Hope" annual events raised nearly $200,000 combined in 2012.
Al's Angels provided nearly 5,000 children battling cancer, rare blood diseases and severe financial hardship with holiday toys and gifts in 2012. This represents a 20 percent increase from the previous year.
Several new Al's Angels fundraising events were created, including zumba and yoga events which raised thousands of dollars for the organization.
Al's Angels assembled and distributed holiday meals to over 2,800 families in 2012. This represents a 10 percent increase from the previous year.
In addition to Al's Angels regular initiatives, the organization put together a comprehensive two-stage effort to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy when the storm hit. Stage 1 was the collection of household goods, clothing and clean up necessities for effected families throughout the region. The Angels filled two 24-foot trucks with items that were distributed in the hardest hit regions, including Coney Island, Rockaway, Hoboken and Jersey City. Stage 2 included the launch of an amazing toy drive to collect 5,000 toys for children who had lost everything during the storm.
In less than 30 days, the Al's Angels Hurricane Sandy relief effort spread nationwide, as individuals and companies around the United States and Canada began providing support to the initiative.
With an incredibly successful 2012 behind the organization, Al's Angels has announced plans to build on the momentum and make 2013 an even bigger year with the goal of raising a record number of funds and to provide over 3,000 families with holiday meals and over 6,000 children with toys and gifts.
Among some of the upcoming events and initiatives that Al's Angels has already confirmed are as follows:
March 16th: Al's Angels will assemble and distribute 1,500 Easter and Passover baskets for children in need.
April 8th: Al's Angels will host the third annual "24 Hours of Strikes" bowling event at Bowlmor Lanes in Time Square
Additionally, numerous new fundraisers are being planned, such as "Angel Tip Cards" , "Angel- Food Products" "Zumba for a Cause", "Touch a Truck" and others. Al's Angels is also working to publish a new book, "In the Presence of Angels."
"We have been incredibly touched and inspired by the generosity and selflessness of so many people who have come together to support the mission of Al's Angels," said Al DiGuido, founder of Al's Angels. "2012 was undoubtedly a defining year for our organization, where we raised awareness for our cause and provided much needed support to children who are in desperate need. However, we still have a tremendous amount of work to do, and we really need the support and awareness of our organization to be spread even wider as we continue to be carry on our mission."
To learn more about how to get involved with Al's Angels please visit www.AlsAngels.org, or email Al's Angels founder Al DiGuido at email@example.com. For any person who would like to make a financial contribution simply click on the "Donate" button on Al's Angels website and follow the instructions to make your donation. If you would rather make your donations via mail, please send to Al's Angels – 342 Greens Farms Road, Westport , CT 06880.
ABOUT AL'S ANGELS Al's Angels was founded by Westport, CT resident Al DiGuido in 2004 as a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide assistance to children and families suffering hardship due to life-threatening illnesses or poverty. Al's Angels not only distributes meals and gifts for needy families, but also sponsors fundraising events and activities for affiliated churches and social service groups, provides them with fundraising support and works to encourage greater public giving.
Friday, May 24 2013 11:46 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:46:25 GMT
A woman faces sentencing Friday for her part in the shooting death of a female basketball star. The shooting happened last July at Ben Davis Park on the city's west side. Witnesses say Vincennes UniversityMore >>
A woman faces sentencing Friday for her part in the shooting death of a female basketball star.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:19:14 GMT
Police are seeking criminal charges against two missing campers who were found on the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury. Bartholomew County sheriff's Maj. Todd Noblitt says the two men, ages 19More >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:02:40 GMT
A pedestrian was seriously hurt after being struck by a police officer on the east side of Indianapolis. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of 42nd Street and EmersonMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 11:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:29:00 GMT
Authorities say a cat might have started a central Indiana house fire by knocking over a lamp. The fire happened Thursday in the town of Chesterfield just east of Anderson. Chesterfield deputy fire chiefMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 11:22 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:22:46 GMT
It will likely be months before a judge rules on whether a new trial should be granted to a man convicted of killing an Indiana University student who disappeared during a 2000 bike ride. A Morgan CountyMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:20:10 GMT
One of Indiana's largest health systems says it's cutting an undisclosed number of jobs by June 30 because of increasing economic and competitive pressure on the health care industry. Indianapolis-basedMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 3:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:37:35 GMT
An act of credit card fraud has been traced back to a downtown Indianapolis restaurant. Some workers upstairs love walking downstairs for a bite at Ike and Jonesy's downtown. But they say the bite isMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:26 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:26:01 GMT
Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway tell Eyewitness News that 35 runners from the Midwest who did not complete the Boston Marathon because of the tragedy there will be finishing that race atMore >>
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