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A Rosie Day for La Porte's Rotary Club

(South Bend, IN) - La Porte’s Rotary Club stepped up in a big way to help a unique organization that helps La Porte County families.


A Rosie Place for Children is an oasis of care for medically fragile kids. They help give a little break to families of children with extreme medical needs.  It’s located on five scenic acres between New Carlisle and South Bend.  Some La Porte County families take advantage of their services.


Recently, a team of workers representing the La Porte County Rotary Club donned their work gloves and helped build a backyard nature habitat for the kids to enjoy.  Mark McGill is Communications Director for a Rosie Place. "They brought about twenty people in," he said. "And, honestly, I've never seen a harder working group of people." McGill said they dug and planted trees and shrubs, spread mulch, moved rocks, and painted. "It was literally four hours of nonstop dirty, sweaty work, and they were just incredible."


The Rotary Club raised $4,000 for the project and of course invested their own time, talent, and sweat.

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