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CASA volunteer says ‘it’s good to be a hero’ in the life of child

Here’s a quick glimpse into the psyche of Elkhorn’s Phil Brown: After he completed his 30 hours of training to become a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children, he volunteered to take on five cases. “They still joke about that. Nobody has five cases,” Brown says. One is typical. Brown and his

By |2019-01-07T09:08:56+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on CASA volunteer says ‘it’s good to be a hero’ in the life of child

63 BCBSNE volunteers ring bells for the Salvation Army

If you dropped change into a Salvation Army red kettle in Omaha Friday, Dec. 14, odds are good you interacted with a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee. BCBSNE had 63 employees volunteer as bell ringers at 10 locations for the company’s annual Salvation Army bell ringing day. Many of this year’s

By |2018-12-17T13:19:24+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 63 BCBSNE volunteers ring bells for the Salvation Army

Girl Scout camp helps young women own their life journeys, embrace potential to ‘change the world’

Maysaa Khalaf, 19, is from Iraq. Behind that simple sentence is a story – both harrowing and uplifting. Xinrou Tan, 29, is from Malaysia. Another simple string of words, another incredibly inspiring story. Fate brought both to Lincoln as young women. They met in 2017, at Catron Camp and Retreat Center in Nebraska City, where

By |2018-08-27T08:52:08+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Girl Scout camp helps young women own their life journeys, embrace potential to ‘change the world’