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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 |2021-01-05T15:12:54-06:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Open Door Mission reacts to record demand for food, shelter, health services amid pandemic

National Walk @ Lunch Day to have new format, same goals

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has hosted National Walk @ Lunch (NW@L) Day for 13 years, but given current conditions, BCBSNE has adjusted the format of the event while keeping its same goals in mind. BCBSNE typically asks participants to take the NW@L Day pledge and walk for 30 minutes. With social

By |2020-04-24T15:50:38-05:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk @ Lunch Day to have new format, same goals

Join BCBSNE in thanking heroes on the pandemic frontlines

Across the state, essential workers and volunteers are stepping up to take care of our communities. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) wants your help recognizing those making a difference. We invite you to join us in thanking the #TrueBlueHeroes on the frontlines of the pandemic. To participate: 1. Create a sign thanking

By |2020-04-20T11:34:49-05:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Join BCBSNE in thanking heroes on the pandemic frontlines

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska adjusts National Walk @ Lunch Day for the health and safety of Nebraskans

National Walk @ Lunch Day (NW@L Day) has been a Blue Cross Blue and Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) tradition for 13 years. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, BCBSNE has changed its approach. Instead of asking Nebraskans to lace up their shoes and walk for 30 minutes on Wednesday, April 29 for the

By |2020-04-13T13:01:07-05:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska adjusts National Walk @ Lunch Day for the health and safety of Nebraskans

The Life House is a dual force in critical time of need for diapers and food

Tegan Reed, executive director of The Life House, still has that valentine – the red crayon drawing of a heart, the carefully-placed Minion stickers, and a young girl’s handwritten message: “You are the best.” “She handed it to me with a huge smile and a big hug. It really struck me because, to her, we

By |2021-06-14T13:36:14-05:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Life House is a dual force in critical time of need for diapers and food

Omaha retiree takes the wheel, travels Nebraska improving children’s lives

Joining the world’s largest service organization 40 years ago was a natural fit for Omahan Allen Darell. “We serve” – the motto of Lions Clubs International – is his motto, too. “Service fulfills me,” he says. “It’s really what makes me who I am.” For more than 2½ years now – ever since retiring from

By |2020-03-10T16:33:57-05:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Omaha retiree takes the wheel, travels Nebraska improving children’s lives

BCBSNE volunteers connect with local students through Careerockit

Curated, hands-on learning experiences. That’s what Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) volunteers recently provided to approximately 250 local high school students through Careerockit. Careerockit is a Greater Omaha Chamber initiative connecting students and young adults with community partners who host learning opportunities. BCBSNE has participated in Careerockit for four years. For 2020,

By |2020-02-21T09:20:54-06:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE volunteers connect with local students through Careerockit

BCBSNE ranks eighth in top corporate blood donors in Omaha, Lincoln

Four times a year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) swaps out tables and chairs in its largest conference room for beds and medical equipment brought in by the American Red Cross. Mobile blood drives, like those BCBSNE hosts, account for the majority of donations the organization collects, Teri Vitallo, American Red Cross

By |2020-02-12T10:36:39-06:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE ranks eighth in top corporate blood donors in Omaha, Lincoln