Our neighbors need us more than ever.

 

We know that COVID-19 has impacted the physical, mental and financial well-being of thousands of people across the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro. In these unprecedented times, United Way of the Midlands is committed to doing all we can to assist Omaha-Council Bluffs metro residents. In the form below, you can choose to support neighbors directly affected by COVID-19 with food, healthcare, rent/mortgage or utility/energy assistance.

Please click here to read more about why these areas are so important to fund.

According to the CARES Act, which was recently passed by Congress as part of the COVID-19 relief bill, your donation will make you eligible for a tax deduction of up to $300 if you do not itemize your taxes. The CARES Act applies to all donations made to nonprofits throughout 2020.

Why is food assistance important?

During this critical time, food security is a major concern for many families. Local nonprofit agencies that provide food have been responsive to the ever-changing needs of the most vulnerable in our community and have deployed drive-up mobile units and established pick-up windows to ensure several access points to meals are accessible throughout the community.

Why is healthcare assistance important?

Our healthcare workers are on the front lines fighting this worldwide pandemic to keep our local community healthy. Local health center nonprofits are located in the communities of some of our most vulnerable neighbors and need our support. The more support we can provide to these health centers, the fewer tragedies we will experience in our community during an already difficult time.

Why is rent/mortgage assistance important?

A family’s home is their foundation and one of their most basic needs. Reduced hours at work and the cancelation of all public events in the coming month’s means the income people were depending on for housing payments is no longer available. Donations made to this area will go to support United Way of the Midlands’ Housing Stability Program. This program will provide rental or mortgage assistance to families that have experienced a sudden decrease in their household income.

Why is utility assistance important?

Everyone should feel safe and comfortable in their home, especially in times of emergency. Providing utility assistance will ensure families can follow health experts’ guidance to practice social distancing and stay home without fear of not being able to heat their home and keep the lights on. Donations will go to local utility and energy company funds that help individuals in need pay their utility or energy bill.

Tax Deduction Update – CARES Act

According to the CARES Act, which was recently passed by Congress as part of the COVID-19 relief bill, your donation will make you eligible for a tax deduction of up to $300 if you do not itemize your taxes. The CARES Act applies to all donations made to nonprofits throughout 2020.

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