TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A week before Black Friday some in the Wabash Valley are giving back on Orange Friday.
On Friday afternoon, volunteers took donations to help fight hunger at several sites around Terre Haute.
In exchange, volunteers got orange ribbons to help raise awareness of hunger in the region.
Organizers say it's a big problem that doesn't always attention.
"Today, we are raising awareness of hunger right her in our own community. We have one in six people who are food insecure in the Wabash Valley and surrounding areas," said Robin Heng of Visiting Nurses and Hospice.
Organizers say a donation of $3 can help the Catholic Charities food bank feed a family of four for one day
Right on cue, Thursday’s early winter storm dumped snow and ice on the Wabash Valley but county highway crews were a step ahead of the weather’s arrival pre-treating the 897 miles of pavement in the county.
A fire has engulfed the First Prairie Creek Church in Vigo County.
A four car accident in eastern Vigo County leaves one person dead.
Workers at a new eatery in Terre Haute are preparing to open.
Otter Creek Township is on its way to getting a new fire station.
Knox County Commissioner Don Halter is ahead of the game when it comes to winter weather preparedness. But the man-power may have a hard time running full throttle. The Knox County highway budget took big cuts in 2013.