WISH Patrol returns to surprise HVAF

WISH Patrol returns to surprise HVAF

WISH Patrol returns to surprise HVAF

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Every night, countless veterans sleep on the streets with nowhere to call home.

But one local organization is working to change that.

PHOTOS: WISH Patrol surprises homeless veterans organization

From providing housing to food, HVAF helped more than 1,000 homeless veterans last year and the WISH Patrol wanted to say thank you.

Catch the latest surprise Thursday at 10 p.m. on News 8.


‘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.