Let's state the obvious right off the bat: the last 12 months have been tough. Really tough.
It's been hard on all fronts: our health, our careers, our families, our friendships... our entire community has changed, been compromised or stretched thin in one way or another.
Many people - like you, undoubtedly - have stepped up to help their neighbors. All of us in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area owe each other a big thank you. We all assisted each other through an unbelievably difficult time. And unfortunately, we are still very much in the thick of our challenges.
The reality is that our local nonprofits are still struggling to keep up with ongoing, increased demand. And with COVID preventing in-person fundraising events, a significant revenue stream is cut to a trickle.
Yet, hope remains. It's time for a large-scale, collective effort to lift our community.