Indiana State Prison Donates $5k to Local Charity

(MICHIGAN CITY) – Indiana State Prison and Warden Ron Neal are proud to announce the donation of $5000 to a local charity.

On October 1, 2019, a donation of $5000 was made to Citizens Concerned for the Homeless (CCH), a local charity which includes Sandcastle Shelter and Grace Learning Center. CCH Executive Director James Musial and Board President Ed Merrion were on hand to accept the donation. 

CCH Donation
L to R: James Musial, Warden Ron Neal and Ed Merrion

Warden Neal stated, “The offenders assisted in raising the donation via special event food sales.” He continued, “Staff at Indiana State Prison helped identify the local organizations to benefit from the donations, and chose CCH.”

According to James Musial, the organization began in 1991 with a homeless shelter and expanded 10 years ago with the addition of a former rectory retrofitted to accommodate families for 30-45 days.   At Grace Learning Center, adults are provided with 9-10 weekly classes which include: ABCs to Self-Sufficiency, parenting, job readiness, GED and computer skills.  Many of these programs are provided through collaborative efforts with other organizations in the community.