Throughout winter’s street-clogging swirl, Keegan Smith was there for Tabitha Meals on Wheels and its clients. “Every time we called him, he came ... We are so thankful to have Keegan,” an executive with the nonprofit says of their fearless volunteer. For Keegan Smith, 22, it is, quite simply, “a blessing to be a blessing.”
Watch out for walkers – or join them – on Wednesday, April 24 during National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. NW@L Day is an annual event hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encouraging Nebraskans to take a few minutes, lace up their tennis shoes and go for a walk. Walking provides
Public health must be involved in innovative and creative strategies to prevent disease and change the conditions that lead to health issues (social determinants) in communities. Those are the observations of Michael Frazer, PhD and executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Frazer was the keynote speaker at a recent
Nonprofit organizations with yearly memberships recently came to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) for the company’s annual membership drive. The event, held at Blue Cross Centre, offered employees a chance to purchase a nonprofit membership with help from a $30 subsidy from BCBSNE. From the arts to the outdoors, 15 nonprofits set
It’s a snow day in Amherst, Nebraska, about 15 miles from Kearney, and the Schnacker household is a flurry of activity. Bentley, 6, is entertaining himself with an empty gift box, a remnant from sister Sereniti’s birthday morning. A brand-new 6, she’s eager to continue the celebration at a local restaurant later in the day.
Growing up, Ben Ries’ parents shared the importance of giving back to the community. Ries continues to live his family’s values through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands. Ries, a current board member at Big Brothers Big Sisters, started volunteering through the program in 2010 after completing his graduate degree. “I just realized that
Networking is everything when it comes to starting a career. At Shaking It up for Students, Nebraska business leaders recently came together to build connections with local college students. The event, hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), was sponsored by College Possible, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making college admission and
From Christmas in April Omaha to Project Houseworks, the nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping local seniors in their homes has undergone several name changes through the years but never wavered from its mission. Project Houseworks began in 1996 under the name Christmas in April Omaha. At its start, community members came together one day out
Students at Fullerton Elementary School and Gretna High School recently rocked educational challenges alongside Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees through Careerockit. Careerockit is a Greater Omaha Chamber initiative aiming to inspire local students by connecting them with businesses, which host events for students to gain hands-on experiences in a career field.
Omahan Darrell Henning spends a lot of time on the road, navigating traffic and weather to shuttle critical cargo across the Heartland. He doesn’t do it for payment – but for repayment. To Henning, volunteering with the American Red Cross (and securing over-achiever status in the process) is a way of saying thank you for