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Leading by example

Our new PCACS board member Rhiannon Martin is striving to spotlight how community service can impact our region.

“I hope to show our younger generation just how amazing volunteering is. I hope to bring organizations together. I hope to further serve my community through volunteer work, and I hope to bring a smile to our seniors’ faces with little goodie bags,” she says. “I hope to spend time with individuals who do not have anyone else. I hope to make just a small difference in someone’s life. I also hope to extend my volunteering in our community.”

She feels serving on a non-profit board is vital for younger professionals.

“I feel as a younger business professional, there are so many new priceless skills to be learned while serving on a board,” she says. “Not only do I want to learn more, I want to help as many people in our community as I can.”

Rhiannon is a family service adviser at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso.

“Until recently, death scared me, but my experiences at Graceland have taught me that families benefit greatly when they take the time to discuss with me, their wishes before a death occurs,” she says. “Helping families plan arrangements when there is not an emergency saves the emotional and financial difficulties that arise when an unplanned emergency occurs.”

Rhiannon also has a strong connection to animals.

“My biggest passion lays in the hearts of animals and animal rescue,” she says. “I formerly worked at Porter County Animal Shelter for some time and have rescued many abandoned or abused dogs and cats on my own.”

Rhiannon has been volunteering since the age of 15 when she was a candy striper at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa, Fla.

“Volunteering can have a long-lasting impact on our communities, whether it’s money saved by hours of volunteers’ time, partnerships that bring organizations together or projects that have a measurable impact on our communities,” she says.

Office Space available: 2,500 square feet, cubicles, private bathroom, kitchen area, small offices, large space, multiple points of access for public and employees and 11 parking spaces. Call 219-464-9736 if interested.

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PCACS is registered as a charitable organization at 
When you shop through this Web site, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible purchases to PCACS. 

AmazonSmile is a Web site, operated by Amazon, that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features that you find on

On your first visit, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive the donations. Then AmazonSmile will remember your selection and future eligible purchases you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to PCACS. 

In order for the purchases to count, you must shop through the Smile Web site each time vs. the regular Amazon Web site.

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Thank you Nipsco!

We are so appreciative of the support that we received from NIPSCO. The company has sponsored our new TV, which will be enjoyed by our clients and utilized by our staff for training.

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