Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Local News

February 17, 2013

Miami prison giving back

Facility donated more than $15,000 in 2012

— BUNKER HILL – The Miami Correctional Facility donated $15,282 and nearly 25,000 hours of community service to several community organizations in 2012.

The facility has two agencies - American Legion Post 555 and the Purposeful Living Units Serve Unit - which host fund-raisers through food sales to the offender population each year.

The money raised goes back to the group to help fund their operation and the rest is donated to outside agencies.

In 2012, the PLUS Unit made the following donations: Special Olympics, $700; Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, $1,220; Bowl for Kids Sake (Big Brothers/Big Sisters), $500; Pipe Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department, $200; MCF’s Volunteer Appreciation Celebration, $842; and Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, $500.

The American Legion Post 555 donated: Special Olympics, $810; Red Cross Henryville, $500; Indiana School for the Blind, $500; State American Legion Commander’s Project, $1,110; Whites Institute, $1,000; IDOC – Domestic Violence, $500; Flag Monument, $600; and Flag Education Program to all local schools, $300.

The facility also donated 24,875 total hours to several different agencies throughout the year. Some of those include: Mississinewa Reservoir, Camp Buffalo and Camp Carey Boy Scout camps, Salvation Army, Indiana Department of Transportation, Nickel Plate Trail, Circus Hall of Fame, Logansport State Hospital, Bunker Hill Street Department, We Care charity auction, and Peru Parks Department.

In addition, last year the facility initiated a new Community Involvement Grant to give away funds to any Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code charity or organization within Miami, Cass or Howard counties. The first grants totaling $6,000 were given to Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre Children’s Theater workshop, Peru Public Library, Miami County YMCA, Emmaus Mission Center, Kokomo Rescue Mission and Circus City Festival.

For more on this story and other local news, subscribe to The Kokomo Tribune eEdition, or our print edition

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Pence pushing Medicaid alternative during DC trip INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is heading to Washington to seek federal approval of his proposed state-run alternative to traditional Medicaid in order to expand health care coverage for low-income residents. The governor's office says P

    July 30, 2014

  • mopeds Mo-ped law means some scooters now require license With more and more mo-peds hitting the streets, police are having a hard time enforcing new restrictions encompassed in the new scooter law. Mo-ped drivers can still cruise the streets and roads on their two-wheel machines, but the new state law, whi

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Indianapolis man buys 2 $1M tickets in 3 months INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man is celebrating his second $1 million Hoosier Lottery prize in the past three months. Lottery officials say Robert Hamilton won a $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket he bought last week at a convenience s

    July 30, 2014

  • Two arrested in purse-, wallet-snatching spree

    Two people were arrested late last week in relation to a string of purse and wallet thefts from shopping carts in local department stores.

    July 30, 2014

  • Feds cite Indiana Medicaid fraud unit over notices INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency found that the Indiana attorney general's office didn't give proper notice in nearly a quarter of the Medicaid fraud cases it helped prosecute in recent years. A report from the Department of Health and Human Serv

    July 30, 2014

  • Frankfort teen dies after rescue from Indiana city pool FRANKFORT (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy pulled from a central Indiana city pool has died. Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes says Adrian Alanis died in an Indianapolis hospital on Tuesday, the day after he was rescued from the deep end of the

    July 30, 2014

  • YMCA front rendering NIPSCO donates $50K to YMCA campaign The Northern Indiana Public Service Company donated $50,000 Tuesday to the Kokomo Family YMCA’s Beyond the Bricks campaign to build a new Y in downtown Kokomo.“The Y is a great resource for the community, so we’re glad to help it grow and add to the

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fatal Truck+Car Accident03 Woman killed after vehicle collides with semi head-on A woman was killed Monday night after her vehicle collided with a semi truck in the northbound lanes of U.S. 31 near the junction with U.S. 931.Elizabeth Ann Jeffries, 41, Monticello, died after her car apparently left the road and entered oncoming,

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bldg Wall Collapse 01 KipCor purchases partially collapsed downtown building A building that has long been a part of downtown Kokomo’s landscape will remain intact, but undergo extensive demolition, after being purchased by a company that has been active in the city’s redevelopment efforts. The Barko building, also known as t

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Supreme Court observers predict ‘wide open’ process of picking of next chief INDIANAPOLIS — State Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Dickson surprised observers in June when he decided to step down after a brief tenure in the leadership post. Another surprise may be in store when his replacement is named. A seven-member panel

    July 29, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.