Mayor McDermott Announces Charitable Organizations To Be Funded In 2016

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that the 2016 Gaming Advisory Committee has made their determination on which charitable organizations the City will fund this year.

The organizations are:

American Cancer Society
American Veterans Collection Inc.
Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative
Bishop Noll Institute
Books, Brushes & Bands
Catholic Charities Diocese of Gary
Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
Community Center Development Corporation
Crossroads YMCA, Inc. Hammond
Downtown Hammond Council
Early Learning Partnership
East Side Community Council
4 Quarters 4 Life Community Organization
For the Love of the Arts, Inc.
Greater Hammond Community Services
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana, Inc.
Hammond Academy of Science and Technology
Hammond Community Theatre
Hammond Community Watch
Hammond Education Foundation
Hammond Hermits Athletic Association
Hammond Hurricanes
Hammond Mohawk’s
Hammond Parks Foundation
Hammond Reads, Inc.
Haven House
Henry W. Eggers PTSA (Athletic)
Hessville Commerce and Community Creative
Hessville Little League
Hessville Vipers
Hessville Youth Hoops
Illiana Rugby Football Club
Lake County Indiana Economic Alliance
Leon’s Triathlon
Meals on Wheels
Mental Health America of Lake County
Mt. Zion Dr. A.R. Burns Pleasant View Plaza
No Limits Track Club
Boy Scouts of America
Pulaski Park Neighborhood Association
St. Casimir School
Tri-City Special Games
School City of Hammond Robotics
Society of St. Vincent de Paul – OLPH
South Shore Arts, Inc.
St. John Bosco School
The Arc Northwest Indiana
Towle Community Theatre
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
United Citizens Association

The Gaming Advisory Committee was established to oversee and determine how Hammond can best fund and support the many requests that we receive on an annual basis. By appointing a committee, we can assure that our decisions to fund organizations and projects are done on a fair and equitable manner and in the best interests of Hammond residents. The advisory committee represents a cross section of Hammond residents. They are: Melissa Farrell, Helen “Cookie” Spudic; Anne Herbert; Joyce Koch; Ray Garcia, Roger Brock, Councilwoman Janet Venecz, Councilman Dan Spitale, Sharon Szany and Marty Wielgos, Committee Chair.

“Since 2004, over $15 million of gaming revenue has been donated to fund hundreds of charitable organizations”, stated Mayor McDermott.