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United Way in need of support, now more than ever

Gwen O'Brien, NDWorks

The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a rough year for everybody. For some of our Michiana neighbors, it’s been unbearable.  “Our food bank and pantries are getting slammed. People are lining up at 8:30 a.m. for a 4:30 p.m. food distribution, and we haven’t yet hit the peak of this crisis. How can you wrap your head around that?” said…...

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I am ND: Meet Rashied Omar

Gwen O'Brien, NDWorks

At the start of his interview with NDWorks, Rashied Omar, a research scholar of Islamic studies and peacebuilding, mentions he has been up since 5 a.m. “I’ve already run 10 kilometers (6 miles) at the gym and read my pre-dawn prayers,” he shares. The discipline to rise in the prime of the morning and get the most out of the...

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