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Originally published: August 26, 2021

United Way of the Midlands launches campaign to help non-profits

OMAHA, Neb. — United Way of the Midlands is launching a campaign to invest in Omaha non-profits. It kicks off at the Slowdown Friday, August 26.

The fundraiser campaign will help the city’s non-profit programs rebuild and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Donations are invested into non-profits that address pressing social and economic disparities, meet families’ essential needs, provide a safe place to go after school, and support jobs.

Donations to the campaign can be made here: UnitedWayMidlands.org

“This past year was one of the most difficult for our community in recent memory,” said Lance Fritz, UWM campaign chairman and Union Pacific president and CEO. “This year, we can carry this sense of community spirit forward and help people begin rebuilding.”

Those who entered the pandemic with few opportunities are on track to exit with higher barriers and challenges.

“By working together, we can lift up people who are facing challenges and build a stronger tomorrow for the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro,” UWM president and CEO Shawna Forsberg said.

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