The local United Way is short of its $7 million goal for 2018 and is asking the community to help it maintain the current level of support of Lincoln’s health and human service agencies.
The 2018 United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County/Community Health Charities Campaign has raised 94 percent of its goal, but needs $420,000 to reach its goal to support needs in the areas of education, income and health.
“If the campaign were to end today, nearly 150,000 fewer meals would be provided to families in need,” said Brian Wachman, United Way executive director. “Nearly 40,000 fewer nights would be available to those seeking shelter from domestic violence. And approximately 1,500 fewer children would receive the mental health services they need."
Sixty-four local nonprofit organizations receive United Way/Community Health Charities funding.
Donations to the campaign can be made by calling 402-441-7700; online at unitedwaylincoln.org; texting HELPING to 91999; or mailing a check to 238 S. 13th St., Lincoln, NE 68508.