Let's put our hearts together!
We’re all in this together. This phrase has never held more meaning for the world and our communities than it does right now. We’ve taken many steps to help you, our members, but a key fabric of our DNA is helping those in our community who need us most. Every year, our charitable efforts improve the education and quality of life for the residents of our community through fundraising and event partnerships. This year, it has been more important than ever!
We've been proud to donate in a variety of ways to our 2020 charitable partners, including more than 500 sack lunches to Open Door Mission, $2,000 to Big Brother, Big Sisters of the Midlands. $1,000 to Urban League of Nebraska and $1,200 to Make-a-Wish Foundation of Nebraska. We ended the year donating 103 toys and $300 to Child Saving Institute's Substitute Santa program.
Each of these organizations does essential work for members of their community, and it is our honor to be able to help them to continue bringing their important services to people through these challenging times.
But we're not done yet...
Community Support: other ways you can help
If you are financially stable during this COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to donate to one (or more) local charities that can really use it. The organizations in our community do powerful work and provide services that people need now more than ever.
- Child Saving Institute is in desperate need of funds to continue their life-saving programs. They serve those who are most vulnerable and are suffering right now, due to COVID-19. You can give to their critical programs here.
- The Open Door Mission is looking for funds and supplies. Check out their Facebook page for specifics and here's their Amazon wish list.
- Foodbank for the Heartland is hosting mobile pantries and drive-up solutions for those in need. Please see their donation options during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Blood is a crucial part of emergency preparedness for hospitals and the supply must be constantly replenished. The United States is facing a severe shortage of blood due to the Coronavirus. The American Red Cross or Nebraska Community Blood Bank are two organizations to donate. It's easy to set up an appointment online and they offer safe donation sites.
There are plenty of ways to help others in this time of need without spending a single dime! You can do all of these from the comfort of your own home:
- Write a review for your favorite business on Facebook, Google or Yelp
- Like their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram or Twitter
- Re-share or comment on their social media posts
- Tag friends if you think they'd like the business, too
- Share a picture of you with a product from the small business
- Subscribe to their newsletter
- Buy a gift card to use later or make an online purchase
We're thinking about you and all the other members of our community at this time.
Community is everything. Especially in times like these.
People helping people. It's what we stand for and why we're here.
COVID-19 is affecting every part of our community. We're doing our part to help you - our members. From loan extensions to deferred payments, emergency loans and skip-a-pays, our employees are working daily to help you through financial hardship.