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People & Places

Giving back

Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will hold its Matthew 25 Project, in which volunteers can help make no-sew blankets and hats to donate to local agencies, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the center. Donations and materials are also needed. For more information, call 260-356-0628, ext. 174, or email

Lincoln Financial Foundation donated more than $40,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help with the devastation from severe weather in Oklahoma.

Christmas program

Indiana Wayne Lodge No. 14 is accepting letters requesting participation in its 2013 Kops 4 Kids Christmas shopping program. Requests can be sent to Indiana Wayne Lodge No. 14 F.O.P., attention Kops 4 Kids, 2125 Olladale Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. Deadline for letters is Sept. 25.

Nominations sought

YWCA Northeast Indiana is seeking nominations for its Hope Award. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 25. To nominate or for information, go to