United Way of the Midlands (UWM) is proud to announce it has been awarded a grant of $250,000 from Peter Kiewit Foundation. The grant will support the basic needs investment area of UWM’s Community Care Fund.

In the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area, more than 104,000 people are living in poverty (about 11.8% of the total population). An additional 308,000 metro area residents, over one-third of the total population, are struggling to make ends meet. Without a solid foundation, it can be difficult for both groups to get ahead and stay ahead in school and life.