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Volunteer highlight: The Durham Museum

Written by Katie Fourney    on May 30, 2019    in
Jack, a Durham Museum volunteer, holds a photo of his grandfather conducting the same train he sits in at the museum.


The Durham Museum is full of treasures. Among the most valuable are the volunteers and the stories they tell. With some volunteers giving more than 400 hours per year, they captivate visitors with tales of Omaha history.

“People don’t want to have somebody read a script. They fall asleep. People want to be entertained,” says Jack, a Durham Museum volunteer.

Jack came to the Museum after his storytelling talents were discovered on an Ollie the Trolley tour where, as a passenger, he enhanced the tour by sharing additional tidbits of Omaha history with the crowd.

 “I just know Omaha.”

Now 12 years later, Jack has narrated metro history to guests from all over the world. He spends most of his time in the Pullman car, which happens to be part of a train his grandfather conducted.

Metro flooding: Who's doing what and how can you help?

Written by Katie Fourney    on May 16, 2019
Our hearts are heavy as flood waters wreak havoc in Iowa and Nebraska. The destruction to land and homes along with the number of families displaced is overwhelming.

But our community is doing what we do best. We rally and we support one another. 

Immediate disaster response and evacuation were first and foremost for our nonprofit partners. They sprang to action to protect our neighbors. But as the weeks go by and the waters recede, our community will need us all to act.

Below is a list of who is doing what and how you can help. Please check back often, and if you are a nonprofit member with a volunteer or donation need, email us at info@SHAREomaha.org so we can help you post needs here and to your profile. 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
 

A Recap of April's (do)GOOD month

Written by Katie Fourney    on May 8, 2019    in
Wow, Omaha metro! You sure know how to do good.

Each year, National Volunteer Week falls in April. But we know the needs of the metro are too overwhelming to contain in one week. So, SHARE Omaha declared April (do)GOOD month in the Omaha metro. And wow, you really embraced this month of volunteerism!

Individuals raised their hands to help Omaha Rapid Response and Food Bank for the Heartland with flood relief. To walk animals at Midlands Humane Society, drive for Meals on Wheels and join the Dreamweaver Foundation Dream Team.

30 Ways to GOLF fore a cause in the Omaha metro

Written by Katie Fourney    on May 7, 2019    in
It's time to dust off your golf clubs and load up your calendar with golf events in support of great causes. Gather your foursome for an enjoyable day on one of the many great golf courses throughout the Omaha metro. With each swing, you'll help a meaningful local organization raise the funds they need to do their work.

In order of date, here are 30 ways to golf for a cause in the Omaha metro this spring and summer:

Children’s Square U.S.A.
Chip in for Children Golf Tournament
Monday, May 13, 2019
Council Bluffs Country Club – Council Bluffs
 
Lutheran Service Corps
Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Eagle Hills Golf Course – Papillion
 
Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha