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Even in a vibrant community, like Omaha, there are challenges that require a team effort to fix -- things like poor health, low academic performance, and financial instability. WOWT is teaming up with The United Way of the Midlands for a new campaign called “Community Strong.”
United Way of the Midlands sets the table so people in need and organizations can work together. While it's important to help the most vulnerable of our neighbors build a better life now, the goal is to make sure their children's children lead healthy, successful lives that keep them financially independent.
On August 27, John Knicely joined United Way's Board of Directors and several community leaders for a fall fundraising kickoff event at Joslyn Art Museum's Sculpture Garden. The goal is to raise donations and pledges of $24 million between now and November.
The money raised during the campaign will be invested into our community. According to the United Way of the Midlands, the programs serve people across Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties, helping them with physical and mental health challenges, stabilizing their economic situation and empowering thousands of neighbors increase their education.