Hammond, Ind. (June 20, 2018) – The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority received $1,000 in grant funding form Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s community foundation, to support the recently announced, Lake County Highway Cleanup project.

The South Shore CVA, the Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will begin the coordinated effort to clean up major intersections along I-65 in Lake County. The project will begin July 1, weather permitting.

“Millions of travelers will come to the South Shore to visit beaches, attractions, family and friends. The clean roadways will welcome them before they exit their vehicle,” said Speros A. Batistatos, President/CEO of the South Shore CVA.

This grant along with sponsorships will provide Sherriff’s trustees with the necessary gloves, safety vests, boots, trash bags and more. “We would not be able to take on this project without the support of local municipalities or generous donations from local businesses and the Legacy’s grant,” Batistatos continued.

Legacy Foundation invest in nonprofit services and capacity building efforts throughout Lake County, Ind. Through the generosity of a wide base of donors, Legacy Foundation has awarded $40 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and individuals since its founding in 1992. Learn more at legacyfdn.org. For more information about the South Shore CVA or to donate call 219.989.7770 or visit online at alongthesouthshore.com.