December 29, 2013

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MCF honoredby Miami chamber

BUNKER HILL — Miami Correctional Facility was honored this month for its community service contribution to the area by the Miami County Chamber of Commerce during their 2013 Annual Awards.

The chamber gave the facility its “Community Involvement Award 2013” for all the work it’s done in the past year in the Miami County area.

At the award presentation, Sandy Chittum, Miami County Chamber of Commerce director, expressed her appreciation for the facility’s contribution in maintaining the Nickel Plate Trail and the cleanup efforts after the tornado hit Peru.

The facility was also instrumental in contributing labor to paint the Broadway Underpass.

The award is given annually to chamber members who make substantial contributions by volunteering/community involvement and going above and beyond.

In 2013, the facility donated 22,029 hours of offender labor to various projects. As of November, that included:

• 1,827 hours to the Bunker Hill Street Department

• 32 hours to Grissom; 5,600 hours to Logansport State Hospital

• 9,055 hours to Mississinewa Reservoir

• 536 hours to the Nickel Plate Trail

• 24 hours to the Salvation Army

• 24 hours to the Potato Drop

• 935 to the Circus Hall of Fame

• 1,099 to the Indiana Department of Transportation

• 1,196 to Camp Buffalo

• 12 hours to Bethany School

• 208 to the city of Peru

• 272 to the Indiana State Police

• 176 to various county tire pick up sites

• 380 to the city of Peru tornado cleanup

• 112 to tree removal in Logansport

• 541 to assist the city of Kokomo in tornado cleanup.

“Miami Correctional Facility does what it can to assist the community,” Superintendent Mark Sevier said. “When there is an emergency or a need, we will try our best to help out. While we are geared toward safety and security, we are also here to be a good neighbor and to give back to the community whenever we can.”

MCF donations total more thank $60K

BUNKER HILL — From the Peru Little League to Samaritan’s Caregivers, Miami Correctional Facility staff and offenders have donated a total of $60,967.28 to needy projects throughout the state.

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