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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

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

BCBSNE donates $20,000 to Open Door Mission

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently donated $20,000 to the Open Door Mission. The donation will support the nonprofit in providing shelter and care for men, women and children experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Candace Gregory, Open Door Mission president and CEO. “The well-being of our entire community is our

By |2020-04-07T14:51:15-05:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donates $20,000 to Open Door Mission

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 |2020-03-23T12:02:33-05:00March 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

Partnership with AIM, volunteers support local tech community

Corey McCallan originally planned to become a teacher. “That was my career path early on,” he said. Though he ultimately pursued a different path, McCallan found opportunities to share his knowledge with students as an Agile project manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). McCallan and many of his information services department

By |2020-01-27T13:23:20-06:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Partnership with AIM, volunteers support local tech community

Holiday tradition inspires 13 years of giving

Bob Basile and his friends used to exchange gifts for the holidays. One year, they started a new tradition, swapping presents for donations to support Channel 94.1’s annual diaper drive for Lydia House, the Open Door Mission’s women’s shelter. “You know that old saying about giving being better than receiving?” Basile said. “It’s true.” After

By |2019-12-17T16:08:58-06:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Holiday tradition inspires 13 years of giving