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The Bill and Kali Show News, G. William Szany Local Author, Musician and Podcaster & Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana News – The Bill and Kali Show Advisory Board – Brought to you by Lerner and Rowe

Local author, musician, podcaster, massage therapist and licensed Indiana Minister of Marriage stops by to talk about his two books, ‘Shades of Love’ and ‘Material Ghost’ as well as his podcast and other projects he has in the fire. We’ve never met Bill before the show, however we found him to be a very talented writer and all around person who is immersed in the arts. Check out his YouTube page which seems to have a good mix of his projects https://www.youtube.com/user/BAGSPORTSBILL. You can also contact him about his books or any of his projects at gwilliamszany@gmail.com



Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and Thrivent partner to help improve the lives of a Gary, Indiana family.

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana

Gary, Indiana  February 24, 2020 – Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and Thrivent have partnered together with local churches and Thrivent members in Northwest Indiana to make a difference for a local family.  Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana has been awarded $70,000 from Thrivent as part of the long-standing national partnership between Habitat and Thrivent, which helps families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing.  

Locally, Habitat and Thrivent will partner on the construction of a home for the Harris family in Gary alongside multiple local churches in a Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds. Over 80 of these home build projects will take place across the US.

Gina Aguilar, Thrivent Financial Associate for the Lakeshore Group Office of William P Maar said, “It’s a privilege to work closely with the team at Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana to make this Faith Build come to life.  As a Financial Professional, I work with families every day who are looking to express generosity in different ways in our community and it’s exciting that this Faith Build is in our own backyard. At Thrivent, we believe in empowering families, churches and businesses to build up our own community and working with Habitat for Humanity and community stakeholders to accomplish this goal is a home run!  I’m eager to start the build and to see the community engage with this incredible opportunity.”

Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds improve communities by helping Habitat build homes in partnership with Christian churches and families in need of decent, affordable housing in the US. Thrivent has committed to partner with Habitat, future homeowner families, Christian churches, and volunteers across the US and around the world on different housing projects.

Since the national partnership’s inception in 2005 Thrivent and its members have contributed more than $252 million and more than 5.5 million volunteer hours in the U.S. and around the world to help thousands of families and individuals build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Dawn Michaels, Habitat’s Executive Director shared, “Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana is honored to be chosen as one of 80 Habitat affiliates across the country to receive this extremely generous ‘Thrivent Faith Build Grant’.  The grant focuses on involving area churches in prayer for the project, providing lunches, volunteer days, as well as an opportunity to match Thrivent’s generous financial gift.  We are excited to not only build a home for our Faith Build partner family, but to build relationships with local churches as well.”

Thrivent remains the largest non-governmental supporter of Habitat for Humanity International.

For more information about the Habitat and Thrivent Partnership, visit Thrivent.com/Habitat. To learn about local volunteer opportunities, visit NWIHabitat.org.


Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and Lowe’s unite women to spotlight need for safe and affordable housing through home builds during International Women Build Week

Gary, Indiana  February 24, 2020 Habitat for Humanity International, Lowe’s and approximately 6,000 women volunteers will unite in more than 235 communities in the United States, India and Canada for International Women Build Week from March 1-8 to highlight the global need for safe and affordable housing. A prelude to International Women’s Day, the global event aims to build and repair nearly 540 homes while raising awareness of housing issues facing women and their families.

Habitat and Lowe’s are providing the tools for women to empower and educate themselves on skills used when repairing and restoring homes. By using the hashtag #BuildHer to share inspirational stories, experiences and ways to positively impact communities, Habitat and Lowe’s are uniting women for a central goal of encouraging and building each other up.

Merrillville Lowe’s will send out volunteers, called Lowe’s Heroes, for the day to help Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana build a deck on top of the foundation and if all goes well, will raise a wall or two!  Habitat homeowner, Rhonda Landrum will move in to the home with her two young children upon completion.  Habitat partner families complete 300 hours of “sweat equity” on their home, attend a ten week “Financial Peace, by Dave Ramsey”course,  as well as pay to a 0% interest mortgage that includes taxes and insurance.  Rhonda recently completed her degree in business management and works locally as a compliance manager and will have completed all her requirements upon moving in to the home.

The Bill and Kali Show Forming Advisory Board

Hammond, Indiana February 25, 2020 The Bill and Kali Show have announced the formation of an advisory board to direct the shows activities and structure. As Bill and Kali move forward, they wish to have the advice on a variety of topics including the corporate structure, outreach to the non for profit organizations as well as legal matters.

If you are interested in serving as an advisory board member, please send an email to billandkalishow@gmail.com

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