To help fund Veteran support programs throughout Northern Indiana, NIPSCO is awarding 31 local Veteran organizations with donations totaling approximately $125,000. Combined with a NiSource Charitable Foundation contribution presented by NIPSCO of $25,000, the campaign raised more than $150,000.
Charity of Choice, one of NIPSCO’s key giving programs, was established to help maximize financial and volunteer impact in our communities. Each year, employees select an area in need of support or a nonprofit organization for which fundraisers and other activities are planned.
Through out the summer, a variety of fundraising events and activities were organized. Some of these events included a fishing derby, a family fun day, a fashion show, flag football game, a golf outing and more. Additionally NIPSCO employees volunteered more than 1,100 hours during the summer in support of nonprofit organizations and Veteran home repairs.
The Executive Vice President and President of NIPSCO Violet Sistovaris said that the employee enthusiasm and energy surrounding this year’s campaign was substantial. She said it was clear from the beginning that employees and their friends and families were going to go above and beyond to assist those who have sacrificed so much for our country.