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Joe on the Go: Woodard Van Riper Charity Road Rally

Joe on the Go: Woodward Van Riper Charity Road Rally

Joe on the Go: Woodward Van Riper Charity Road Rally

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It’s time for another Joe on the Go segment.

This time Joe went and check out an interesting way to give back to charities in central Indiana: the Woodard Van Riper Charity Road Rally.

The rally happens every couple of years and 12 charities compete to win upwards of $12,000 from the Woodard Van Riper Family Foundation.

While only one charity comes away with the $12,000 grand prize, every participating organization walks away with $2,500.

Joe also found out from competitors that having a strategy going into the race is essential for performing well.

But at the end of the day, win or lose, it’s all about having fun and helping charities in central Indiana.

This segment is sponsored by the Woodard Van Riper Family Foundation.

To watch the entire segment, click on the video.

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‘Taste of Hope’ benefits Indiana’s only recovery high school

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hundreds came out to support a local high school while enjoying food Sunday afternoon.

“Taste of Hope” is an event that supports Hope Academy, a public charter high school that helps students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. It’s the only recovery high school in Indiana.

More than a dozen restaurants were on hand passing out samples.

Organizers said the event is one the school heavily relies on.

“We have a funding gap because we provide so much wrap-around services for our students in recovery and support,” said Rachelle Gardner with Hope Academy. “This helps decrease that gap for us.”

Guests also had the opportunity to tour the school and hear from students and administrators.

School officials hope the event brought more awareness to the issue of addiction.

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