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People and places

Giving back

YWCA Northeast Indiana received $2,000 from Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids Holiday Giving program.

Lutheran Health Network associates donated nearly 2,280 turkeys to Community Harvest Food Bank for the holidays. Officials estimated that more than 70 percent of employees in Allen County opted to donate their company Christmas gift of a turkey to the food bank.

American Legion Post 241 in the Waynedale area donated $10,000 to Community Harvest Food Bank. In addition, the post donated $1,000 to each church in the Waynedale community.

Red Lobster in Fort Wayne donated more than 1,500 canned food and personal care items to Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

•More than 600 pints of blood and more than 600 platelet products were collected during the American Red Cross’s 19th Battle of the Badges. The fire departments and TRAA won against the police and sheriff’s team in the collection effort.

Program set

A new GriefShare seminar begins Tuesday through March 18 at New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway E. in New Haven. Meetings are 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, call 749-9907.