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BCBSNE donations help students return to the classroom safely

Donations from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) are helping students return to the classroom safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Lourdes Central Catholic Schools In Nebraska City, students at Lourdes Central Catholic Schools recently started the new school year in-person, heading back to the classroom for the first time since March. “We’re

By |2020-09-11T10:34:48-05:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donations help students return to the classroom safely

BCBSNE helps Conestoga Elementary prepare for an uncertain school year

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) school supply drive for Conestoga Elementary was back in session this year with the need greater than ever for donations. “Many families are struggling to pay bills, so money for school supplies is not available,” said Mindi Struck, agile project manager at BCBSNE and drive volunteer. Even

By |2020-08-28T13:48:10-05:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE helps Conestoga Elementary prepare for an uncertain school year

BCBSNE supports successful WOWT Stuff the Bus back-to-school drive

Because of those who made donations, as well as volunteered in many ways, it was another successful year for Stuff the Bus, WOWT’s annual back-to-school drive to collect school supplies for Omaha-area children in need. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was an event sponsor and provided its parking lot as a drop

OneWorld works fast and furious to expand health care services in COVID-19 hot spot

OneWorld Community Health Centers is accustomed to change. The nonprofit has been evolving to serve the Omaha metro for the last 50 years — but never more rapidly than in the last few months. “The pandemic has dramatically affected the work we do,” says CEO Andrea Skolkin. OneWorld is headquartered in Douglas County’s top COVID-19

By |2020-07-24T15:45:04-05:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on OneWorld works fast and furious to expand health care services in COVID-19 hot spot

BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

With support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), two local nonprofits recently began distributing face masks to people in need. Cloth face coverings may help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends people wear face masks in public when social distancing

By |2020-07-24T15:46:11-05:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

Virtual Boys Town Memorial Day Run a success

It was a different type of event this year, but it still accomplished the same goal of helping to change lives. This year’s Boys Town Memorial Day Run was held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Valerie Schramm, marketing coordinator and Memorial Day Run race director for Boys Town said, “things went really, really well.

By |2020-06-12T16:06:51-05:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Virtual Boys Town Memorial Day Run a success

How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic

Community support has always been an important part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) culture. When Nebraska’s community needs shifted rapidly in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), BCBSNE shifted the focus of its support in response. The company has re-aligned its community engagement efforts to help those impacted by the pandemic.

By |2020-06-04T16:51:18-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic

Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort

In times of trial, the Omaha community pulls together — sometimes one stitch at a time. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect the vulnerable, Metro Omaha Medical Society (MOMS) has rallied an effort to sew up to 45,000 cloth masks and distribute them to families who may not be able to

By |2020-05-28T16:01:51-05:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort

National Walk @ Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to stay well

Even with our altered normal, National Walk @ Lunch (NW@L) Day motivated Nebraskans all over the state to focus on their well-being. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) had over 1,100 Nebraskans and 146 groups and schools take the NW@L Day pledge. Everyone who took the pledge helped raise $4,059 for Special Olympics

By |2020-05-04T10:48:43-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on National Walk @ Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to stay well

Open Door Mission reacts to record demand for food, shelter, health services amid pandemic

Open Door Mission (ODM) is serving through the current health crisis, mobilizing to care for the less fortunate – the homeless and the hungry – by doing more than ever. Currently, with the campus at 2828 E. 23rd St. closed to community partners and almost all volunteers, 70 full-time staff members are carrying most of

By |2020-05-04T09:12:08-05:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Open Door Mission reacts to record demand for food, shelter, health services amid pandemic