ISSUE Nยบ 1 SUMMER 2018
THE OMAHA - COUNCIL BLUFFS SALVATION ARMY MAGAZINE
BUILDING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
OLDER ADULT SERVICES
ANNUAL REPORT ISSUE
It’s been an incredible year for the Omaha-Council Bluffs Salvation Army, and we couldn’t be more thrilled by the progress that’s taken place throughout the metro area. From the opening of Heritage Place at Renaissance Village and Haven of Hope on Fontenelle Boulevard to the expansion and renovation of the Kroc Center, The Salvation Army is positioned, now more than ever, to meet the growing needs of the most vulnerable people in our community.
In fiscal year 2017, less than 12 percent of the money donated by our generous community to the Omaha-Council Bluffs Salvation Army was allocated to operating expenses. More than 88 percent of donations were spent meeting human needs through the Army’s food, housing, youth development, material assistance, behavioral health, older adult and anti-human trafficking programs.
While we celebrate the completion of these important construction projects, our incredible year is really about the nearly 100,000 people who annually seek the services and support offered behind the bricks and mortar. Love is shared, hope is renewed, faith is strengthened, and lives are transformed each and every day, in big ways and small. We are so grateful for the generous and steadfast support of our many donors, partners and volunteers. The Salvation Army couldn’t provide nearly as many transformational programs or serve as many people in the areas of food, housing, material assistance, behavioral health support, youth development, older adult services and anti-human trafficking without you. “Doing the Most Good” is more than just a brand promise. It’s the partnership with the people who support the mission and work of The Salvation Army that makes this message a reality. We are so grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the many successes of this past year. Even more importantly, we look with confident hope toward impacting even more lives in the future. May God bless you today and always,
Majors Greg and Lee Ann Thompson Divisional Leaders The Salvation Army Western Division
It takes exemplary leadership to produce this remarkably efficient use of resources. It has been my privilege and pleasure as advisory board chair to work closely with the outstanding leaders who made it happen in 2017. The officers and staff of The Salvation Army are an inspiration to me. I have seen firsthand their commitment and dedication to serving others. I leave every meeting and event feeling uplifted by their devotion to the mission of the Army: to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. This exemplary leadership extends to the advisory board. A diverse, highly successful group, these individuals give generously of their time, talent and treasure in support of the Army’s mission of service to our community; their counsel and advocacy have been key to the accomplishment of The Salvation Army’s 2017 goals. We were particularly proud to welcome longtime advisory board member Carl Mammel to a very select group of individuals: Life Members of The Salvation Army. Carl joined Sharon Marvin Griffin, Gene Spence and L.B. “Red” Thomas in being recognized for decades of service to and on behalf of the Army. The difference Carl and his fellow Life Members have made in our community through their support is truly deserving of this honor. We humbly thank and salute them. It is with the greatest admiration that I look forward to working with the advisory board, officers, staff and volunteers of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Salvation Army in 2018 as we continue to “fight for good.”
Joleen David Advisory Board Chair
THE HUMAN NEEDS FUND SUPER SEVEN Feed the hungry. Shelter the homeless. Bring joy to children in need. The Salvation Army does that – and so much more – here in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area. Our mission to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of people without discrimination is demonstrated through what we call our Super Seven program and service initiatives. With your help, we fight the never-ending battle of caring for others. We appreciate your generosity, which helps care for approximately 100,000 people each year. In turn, we vow to be excellent stewards of your gifts. For each dollar donated, 88 cents goes directly toward program support.
Food insecurity is a heartbreaking struggle that affects 14 percent of the Omaha community. The Salvation Army strives to relieve this suffering by providing food service programs at the Burrows Center Food Pantry, Kroc Center Food Pantry, North Corps Community Care Kitchen, Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen and Winter Night Watch traveling food canteen.
Our programs provide young people the opportunity to develop their character through exploring different activities, experiencing new things and learning how to work together as a group. Character-building programs are held at Corps Community Centers in Omaha and Council Bluffs. Additional services are offered at:
MATERIAL ASSISTANCE These programs help people with little to no income make ends meet each month. Material Assistance provides people with access to food pantry, clothing and household items, plus helps with prescription medications and utility assistance. Seasonal services include the Summer Fan Program, Back-to-School and Christmas assistance programs such as Adopt A Family and Toyland.
The North Corps’ After School Program, which recently joined with Omaha Public Schools to develop Individualized Learning Plans for participants. The Gene Eppley Camp, located south of Bellevue on 118 acres and featuring themed camps held throughout the summer. Camp Kroc, a summer day camp for children in grades one through seven, held at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in South Omaha.
ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING The mission of The Salvation Army Fight to End Trafficking (SAFE-T) program is to help survivors of human trafficking and prostitution rebuild their lives in ways that are meaningful and empowering. The program provides comprehensive resources including emergency or long-term housing options, emotional support, food, clothing, education, employment, counseling, health care, immigration needs, drug and alcohol treatment, child care, transportation, legal assistance and guidance for setting personal goals. The SAFE-T program works closely with the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force, based in the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.
We support individuals who face immediate psychological crisis, have persistent mental illness or are transitioning from a health care facility into the community through these programs:
Permanent supportive housing, transitional housing and housing for veterans are programs that help individuals and families who are unable to afford housing on their own. They may be homeless and previously lived in a shelter, had an eviction notice or had been living on the streets. More than 53,000 nights of lodging were provided last year through these important programs.
Mental Health Respite (MHR) offers up to 28 days of residential and supportive case management for adults with an immediate psychiatric crisis. Community Support Mental Health provides access to 24/7 assistance and supportive services for adults who have severe and persistent mental illness. This program is a six-month to one-year service. Emergency Community Support serves adults who have experienced a behavioral health crisis. Stabilization, increased independence and community integration are the goals of this 90-day program. Intensive Community Support helps adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Participants receive up to a year of daily supportive services, which focus on developing skills to maintain adequate housing and independent living. Post-Crisis Community Support is a 90-day program designed for children and adults who have recently experienced a behavioral health crisis that resulted in law enforcement intervention and require help with stabilization, independence and community integration.
OLDER ADULT SERVICES Providing a range of non-nursing services for older adults is crucial to the prevention of isolation within this population. Our programs include: The Charles and Margre Durham Booth Manor, featuring 47 comfortable and affordable apartments for adults age 62 and older with low incomes. Durham Booth Manor was recently selected as a National Program of Excellence by The Salvation Army. The Dora Bingel Senior Center, providing social and spiritual opportunities for older adults in a safe, comfortable environment. Activities include birthday celebrations, arts and crafts, card and board games and seasonal activities. Older Adult Services, a one-stop community center located at Durham Booth Manor with temporary use of walkers and wheelchairs, a computer center and seasonal events and activities.
Nº 5 ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING Emergency Disaster Services is a legendary part of The Salvation Army’s commitment to caring for people in need as the result of floods, tornadoes, fires and other natural or manmade disasters.
BONNIE’S STORY: “MY MOTHER WAS HAPPY HERE FOR 10 YEARS... I WAS GLAD TO COME BACK.”
As the wife of an Air Force cartographer, Iowa native Bonnie Worley relocated more than a dozen times over the course of her life and learned to adapt to a variety of cultures along the way. Her oldest daughter was born in Germany, her son was born in Japan, her youngest daughter was born in Virginia, and the family called a number of states home, including Hawaii, New Mexico, Minnesota, Texas and California. For the last year, Bonnie, 77, has made her home at Durham Booth Manor, which offers affordable apartments to adults age 62 and older with low incomes. Bonnie became acquainted with Durham Booth Manor when both her mother and sister were residents there many years ago. “I never dreamed I would live here myself one day,” she said. That changed last summer when her Council Bluffs apartment building closed for renovations. “My mother was happy here for 10 years,” she said. “I was glad to come back.” After a lifetime of moving from place to place, forging new friendships and learning the nuances of new cultures, Bonnie values the community at Durham Booth Manor. “I like being with people my own age,” she said. “This many people who have lived this long have a lot of stories to swap.” She particularly appreciates congregating with friends in Durham Booth Manor’s great room and enjoying home-cooked meals in the adjacent Dora Bingel Senior Center, which provides 4,500 fresh lunches to low-income seniors each year, along with activities like ceramics, bingo, computer classes, tai chi, Bible study and group outings. Last summer, for instance, Bonnie traveled with 10 other residents to Hallam, Nebraska, to witness the solar eclipse. Bonnie also values the built-in spiritual component of Durham Booth Manor. With the Citadel Worship and Community Center located next door, attending worship services is easy and convenient, and she appreciates the small but meaningful details – like saying grace before meals – that are woven into everyday life.
HUMAN NEEDS FUND SUPER SEVEN OLDER ADULT SERVICES
Renovations on Bonnie’s previous apartment building in Council Bluffs are not yet complete, but even when the work is finished, she’s not sure she’ll move back. “The staff here is wonderful and very caring,” she said. After living all over the world, Durham Booth Manor feels like home.
CURTIS’ STORY: Even as a young child growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Curtis Page never felt like he fit in. “I felt sad all the time and had trouble making friends,” he recalled. He struggled in school, suffered from behavioral problems and was bullied by his peers. His father was an executive with Sears, Roebuck and Co. and frequently transferred, so Curtis and his family moved every year or two, which only compounded Curtis’ anxiety and sense of alienation. “I was afraid of everything,” he said.
“THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN A GODSEND. IT’S GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONCENTRATE SOLELY ON MY MENTAL HEALTH…”
His parents sought help for him, but physicians and psychologists attributed Curtis’ problems to “growing pains.” “Back then they just didn’t diagnose mental health disorders the way they do now,” he acknowledged. It wasn’t until Curtis was in his mid-20s that he was finally diagnosed with major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Curtis earned his college degree and was employed for years as a stockbroker, but he struggled to keep a job and maintain healthy relationships. Last year, after experiencing suicidal thoughts, Curtis was forced to take a leave of absence from his job and was admitted to the CHI Health Lasting Hope Recovery Center, a psychiatric facility, which then referred him to The Salvation Army’s Mental Health Respite (MHR) program. MHR is a short-term residential program that offers psychiatric stabilization, counseling, resources and independent living skills training to men and women age 19 and older. Curtis was welcomed with open arms the day he moved into Heritage Place at Renaissance Village. “I cried my eyes out,” he recalled. “I was so grateful to be accepted here.” After three months in the MHR program, Curtis transitioned into his own efficiency apartment in Renaissance Village housing, where he is now working on developing the skills he’ll need to live independently again. Nearly a year after being accepted into the MHR program, Curtis now enjoys cooking meals for himself in his apartment’s kitchen and socializing with the staff and other Renaissance housing residents. “This program has been a godsend,” said Curtis, who still meets one-on-one with his case worker and therapist each week. “It’s given me the opportunity to concentrate solely on my mental health, which has been a huge weight off my shoulders.”
HUMAN NEEDS FUND SUPER SEVEN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
SANDRA’S STORY: “THE SALVATION ARMY HAS SEEN ME THROUGH A LOT OF HARD AND REALLY DEPRESSING TIMES.”
The first time Sandra Ybarra flew in an airplane was the day she boarded a medevac flight with her infant son. “It was a little bitty plane, just me and the pilot up front, and the baby and two medical staff in back,” she recalled. “I was so scared and very overwhelmed.” Sandra’s son, Manny, was born with gastroschisis, a condition in which the intestines are outside of the body. After seven surgeries in his first four weeks, Manny’s doctors recommended that he be transferred to Nebraska Medicine, which specializes in organ transplants. Sandra left everything behind with family in Oklahoma, including her oldest son, and flew with 1-month-old Manny to Omaha. “That was the hardest part,” she said. “I didn’t want to have to leave my other son.” Alone in an unfamiliar city without family, friends or a job, Sandra lived in the Ronald McDonald House for the first 18 months Manny was at Nebraska Medicine. Later, she spent a few weeks in a shelter before the staff there referred her to The Salvation Army, which provided transitional housing, helped her learn how to budget, and then later helped her apply for a Section 8 voucher and move into a house. Today, eight years after he made his precarious journey from Oklahoma to Omaha, Manny is healthy and thriving. Sandra’s oldest son eventually moved to Omaha, and she now has two more boys, ages 5 and 19 months. Sandra is pursuing a nursing degree at Metropolitan Community College and hopes to work at Nebraska Medicine when she graduates. Sandra first used The Salvation Army food pantry when she lived in transitional housing at the Army’s former Lied Renaissance Center on Cuming Street. With four growing boys, Sandra still utilizes the pantry at The Salvation Army Burrows Center, and over the years, she and her boys have grown close to the staff.
HUMAN NEEDS FUND SUPER SEVEN MATERIAL ASSISTANCE
“The Salvation Army has seen me through a lot of hard and really depressing times. But they have always been here for me and have always encouraged me,” said Sandra. “I still have more goals I want to accomplish, like finishing my degree and not depending on food stamps, but we are moving forward. The Salvation Army helped us get to where we are today.”
HAJI’S STORY: Haji Salad was only 6 when he and his family moved from the Kenyan refugee camp where he was born to Hartford, Connecticut. By the time he moved to South Omaha when he was 10, Haji spoke English fluently, but life for him and his family was still challenging.
“I WOULDN’T BE WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW IF MY DAD HADN’T GOTTEN ME INVOLVED WITH THE KROC CENTER.”
“There were 12 of us in one apartment, so it was pretty crowded,” said Haji, who lived with his parents, brothers, sisters and cousins. “We shared beds, but we all get along well and are close, so it was OK.” Haji’s father, who first worked as a translator at a hospital and is now employed with the Omaha Housing Authority, urged his children to concentrate on school, but it was difficult for Haji and his siblings to stay focused on their studies. “A lot of kids in the neighborhood and at school were a bad influence, so my father basically locked us in the house all day,” said Haji. That all changed when Haji’s father learned about the Kroc Center. He registered his children and their cousins for memberships, and from that moment on they were there from sunrise to sundown. “I wouldn’t be where I am right now if my dad hadn’t gotten me involved with the Kroc Center,” Haji acknowledged. Haji and his siblings and cousins enrolled in soccer, basketball and other youth development activities at the Kroc Center. After graduating from South High Magnet School in Omaha, Haji became the first person in his family to attend college. He is currently a sophomore at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the recipient of a scholarship from the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation. His goal is to earn his degree, land a good job, help his parents and assist his relatives still in Kenya. When he’s not taking psychology and sociology courses, Haji works as a youth mentor at the Kroc Center. “I love just hanging out and laughing with the kids,” he said. “When they come in they are excited to see me, and I’m excited to see them.” “The reason I’m a youth mentor is because it’s a way for me to give back to The Salvation Army for what they provided for my family,” said Haji. “It’s a way for me to give back to my community.”
HUMAN NEEDS FUND SUPER SEVEN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
BUILDING HOPE AT LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT OMAHA The Salvation Army Western Divisional Headquarters
SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT
10755 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68114 | 402-898-7700
Fiscal year ended September 30, 2017
The Salvation Army Renaissance Village 3612 Cuming Street Omaha, NE 68131 402-898-5900 SalArmyOmaha.org
Council Bluffs Worship Community Center Major Donna Miller 715 North 16th Street Council Bluffs, IA 51501 712-328-2088 SalArmyOmaha.org
The Salvation Army Burrows Center for Help and Hope 6101 NW Radial Highway Omaha, NE 68104 402-898-6090 SalArmyOmaha.org
Citadel Corps Worship and Community Center Captains Trevor & Rochelle McClintock Huberman-Dietrich Memorial Chapel 3738 Cuming Street Omaha, NE 68131 402-553-5694 SalArmyOmaha.org
Gene Eppley Camp Camp Director Mark Morrall
Adult Rehabilitation Center Support and Revenue
$17,150,541 $3,987,243 $352,233
Public Contributions and Support United Way of the Midlands
Total Public Support and Revenue
Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Auxiliary Captains John & Tracy Gantner
2424 Pratt Street Omaha, NE 68111 402-451-4048
Adult Rehabilitation Center Captains Chris & April Clarke 2551 Dodge Street Omaha, NE 68131 402-342-4135
Food – meals/snacks/groceries provided Includes Mental Health Respite, Winter Night Watch and North Corps
Housing – persons served Includes Renaissance Village, Durham Booth Manor and veterans services
Anti-Human Trafficking – persons served Adult Rehabilitation Center Expense Management and General
2825 Y Street Omaha, NE 68107-4450 402-905-3500 OmahaKroc.org
Below is a by-the-numbers breakdown for each of the Super Seven initiatives. We invite you to take a look at them and see how we're “Doing the Most Good” in the metro area – every hour of every day.
Youth Development – persons served Includes North Corps, Citadel Corps and Kroc Center
402-291-1912 ext. 110 & 111 402-291-1036 fax CampGeneEppley.org
SAtruck.org Nº 14
Public Support and Revenue
915 Allied Road Omaha, NE 68123
North Corps Community Center Majors Randall & Susan Summit
FINANCIALS AND STATISTICS
$15,100,733 $3,987,243 $1,554,437 $711,844
Programs and Services Fundraising Expense
Excess (Deficiency) of Public Support & Revenue Over Expense
Includes The Salvation Army Fight to End Trafficking and Wellspring
Behavioral Health – persons served Includes Mental Health Respite, Emergency Community Support and Community Counseling Center
Older Adult Services – persons served Includes Durham Booth Manor and Older Adult Services
Material Assistance – persons served Includes Burrows Center, all metro Corps, Back-To-School, Summer Fan Program and Christmas assistance 57,886
Volunteer Services BEQUEATHMENT There are several types of gift plans, many with donor benefits such as increased income and tax savings. For further information, consult your professional advisor and The Salvation Army Planned Giving Department at 402-898-6068.
Total volunteers Total volunteer hours
Disaster services – persons served Total
2016-2017 LEADERSHIP & BOARDS
CENTRAL TERRITORY WESTERN DIVISION OFFICERS Major Greg Thompson
Director of Planned Giving
Major Lee Ann Thompson
Director of Women’s Ministries, Officer Development Secretary, Camp Administrator
Director of Emergency Disaster Services & Service Extension
Major Randy Hellstrom
Director of Strategic Planning & Board Development
Divisional Secretary, Men’s Ministries Secretary, Omaha City Coordinator
Major Sandy Hartley Divisional Secretary for Business
Ramona Arthur Director of Volunteer Services
Dr. Linda Burkle Director of Social Services
Major Curtiss Hartley Divisional Secretary for Program, Multicultural Ministries Coordinator
Major Kathy Hellstrom
Divisional Women’s Ministries Secretary, Moral and Ethical Issues Secretary
Chair Vice Chair
Captain Bridgette Amick Divisional Candidates’ Secretary
Captain Ronald Amick Divisional Youth Secretary
DIRECTORS Jeff Beckman Executive Director of Development
John Wehrle Assistant Director of Development
Susan Eustice Director of Public Relations & Communications
Anne Baxter Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado Dorene Butler* Mike Cassling*** Hal Daub Viv Ewing Brenda Garrelts Bennett Ginsberg Tim Harrison Tom Hillmer* Ryan Horn Fred Hunzeker Chip James Jeannette James Chris Kircher James E. Landen Carl Mammel**
* = Emeritus Member ** = Life Member *** = National Advisory Board Member
Sharon Marvin Griffin** Clarence Nichols Joseph E. O’Connor Ashley Perkins James P. Ryan Joann Schaefer Charles V. Sederstrom Steve Seline Dr. Lee Simmons Gene Spence** Jean Stothert Nick Taylor L.B. “Red” Thomas** Brad von Gillern Anne Thorne Weaver Kim Weiss Nancy Wolf
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY Barbara Kadrlik President
Karen Wilson Vice President
Kathy O’Connor Treasurer
Connie Kinnear Recording Secretary
Lynn Witthaus Corresponding Secretary
Karen Jacobi Advisor
Major Kathy Hellstrom Ex-Officio
Cindy Berg Bette Case Liz Crosson Dee D’Agosto Marte Ellis
Deb Farris Barb Fazzini Rosemary Frandeen Julie Fritz Polly Goecke Laura Greet Kathy Gross Nancy Hanson Becky Hinckley Mary-Alice Hurlburt Mollie Husman Karen Jacobi Tracy Jerkovich Linda Johnson Barbara Kadrlik Kathy Kellen Connie Kinnear Kari Kratky Nancy Kratky Lou Ann Landholm Mary Moberg Stephanie Mushlitz Sheila Nelson Kathy O’Connor Vicki Parsons Sandy Price Trish Robertson Susan Ryan Tracy Schilling Dorene Sherman Marie Simmons Karen Spaustat Sally Stalnaker Mary Theisen Sherry Thompson Wanda Utecht Marcia Weber Kay Weinstein Karen Wilson Lynn Witthaus Nancy Wolf
For more about The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary or an application form, call Major Kathy Hellstrom at 402-898-7700 ext. 1141.
Access Medicaid American National Bank American Red Cross Anti-Defamation League Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Bellevue Housing Authority Bemis Park Neighborhood Association Bethlehem House Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands Black Hills Energy Boy Scouts of America Mid-America Council Boys Town CARSTAR Auto Body Capstone Behavioral Health Care Corps Catholic Charities/Campus for Hope Charles Drew Health Center Chicano Awareness Center Child Saving Institute Children’s Respite Care Center City of Omaha Planning Department City of Omaha – Recreational Swim League Clarkson College of Nursing Coaches Place – Omaha College of Saint Mary Community 360º Community Alliance Completely Kids Inc. Consumer Credit Counseling Creighton Legal Clinic Creighton University School of Pharmacy Department of Health and Human Services Child Protective Services Douglas County Correctional Center Douglas County General Assistance Douglas County Health Department Douglas County Hospital Douglas County Housing Authority Douglas County Recovery Center Douglas County WIC Program Durham Museum Early Childhood Training Center Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging Employment First Experience Works Family Housing Advisory Services FBI “Innocence Lost” Task Force Federal Emergency Management Agency First Tee of Omaha Food Bank for the Heartland Food Pantry Association
Friendship Program Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Girls Inc. Godfather’s Pizza Grace University Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Habitat for Humanity Hayes and Associates Health Alliance Omaha Heartland Family Services Heartland Workforce Solutions Hunger Free Heartland Hy-Vee Indian Health Services Infinite Sports World Interim Health Care Inter-Tech Collision Center Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation Joslyn Art Museum Junior League of Omaha Kaplan University Kids Can Community Center Lasting Hope Recovery Center Latino Center of the Midlands Latino Peace Officers Association Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties Legal Aid of Nebraska Leonum Advisors Liberty Tax Service Lutheran Family Services Marathon Ventures Inc. Merrymakers Association Methodist Health System Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless Metro Home BASE Metro Mediation Metropolitan Child Advocacy Coalition Metropolitan Community College Metropolitan Utilities District Mexican Consulate – Omaha MICAH House Misco Sports Mission for All Nations Mobile Dental Care MOSAIC Omaha Munroe-Meyer Institute Mutual of Omaha Nash Finch National Alliance on Mental Illness National Drowning Prevention Alliance National Park Service Nebraska AIDS Project Nebraska Army National Guard Nebraska Association of Homes and Services for Children Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Nebraska Children’s Home Society Nebraska Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Nebraska Department of Labor/NEworks Nebraska Families Collaborative Nebraska Family Council Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Nebraska Masters Swimming Nebraska Methodist College Nebraska Shakespeare Nebraska Skilled Nursing New Visions/MOHM’s Place NOVA Therapeutic Community Inc. Offutt Air Force Base Ollie Webb Center Inc. Omaha Conservatory of Music Omaha Fire Department Omaha Healthy Kids Omaha Healthy Start Omaha Home for Boys Omaha Housing Authority Omaha Human Rights and Relations Disability Commission Omaha Police Department Omaha Press Club Omaha Public Library Omaha Public Power District Omaha Public Schools Omaha Public Schools Early Development Network Omaha Public Schools Head Start Program Omaha Symphony OMNI Behavioral Health One World Community Health Center Open Door Mission/ Lydia House Partners in Aging Ponca Tribe Health and Wellness Center Project Harmony Project Hope Quinceanera Magazine Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce Restored Hope River City Roundup Rotary Club of North Omaha Rotary Club of West Omaha Safe Haven Community Center Saint Cecilia Child Care Saint Gabriel’s Campus of Hope Salem Food Pantry Santa Monica General Assistance Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce Sarpy County Corrections Division
Sarpy County Recovery Center Search Institute Shelter Plus Care Program Siena/Francis House SOAR Program Society of St. Vincent de Paul Inc. South Omaha Business Association South Omaha Community Cares Council South Omaha Neighborhood Association Southern Sudan Community Association Special Olympics Nebraska Spring Center Square One Housing State Farm Insurance State of Nebraska Department of Corrections State of Nebraska Department of Economic Development State of Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs State of Nebraska Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare Step-Up Omaha! – Empowerment Network Stephen Center Thrive Leadership Together Inc. of Metropolitan Omaha United Health Care United Methodist Community Centers/Wesley House United Way of the Midlands University of Nebraska Medical Center/Maternal Health Program University of Nebraska at Omaha UNMC UNMC Olsen Center UPS Urban League of Nebraska USA Swimming U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development US Foods U.S. Masters Swimming – Swimming Saves Lives Foundation Veterans Affairs Visiting Nurse Association Vocational Rehabilitation Why Arts Inc. Williams Prepared Place Women’s Center for Advancement (YMCA) Woodhaven Counseling YMCA Youth Emergency Services Inc.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Salvation Army would like to recognize and thank our advertising and media partners: Cox Media, Dundee Digital, iHeart Media, KETV Newswatch 7, NRG Media, Flood Communications, Radio Lobo, Salem Media Group, Scripps Media, SKAR Advertising, Walnut Radio and WOWT.
PROGRAMS OF SUPPORT PARTNERS FOR GOOD Highest Distinction The Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Charitable Foundation Platinum
Adah and Leon Millard Foundation American National Bank Anonymous CQuence Health Group Mammel Family Foundation Mutual of Omaha/ Mutual of Omaha Foundation Panel Tech LLC Union Pacific Railroad Valmont Industries Inc. William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation
Backer Family Charitable Trust Baxter Auto Group Brite Ideas Decorating CBRE | MEGA Continental Pool & Spa Inc. Dixon Family Foundation HDM Corp. HSMC Orizon Kelly Ryan Equipment Co. Inc. Lamp, Rynearson & Associates Olsson Associates Omaha Public Power District Omaha Track Inc. Patience J Love Charitable Trust Payless Office Products Retired Members Club Local 22 SilverStone Group Stein Construction Inc. The Harper Family Foundation The Landen Foundation Travel and Transport Inc. TrueSense Marketing Veridian Credit Union Woodmen Life
Gold Arthur & Dora Bingel Foundation Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska C & A Industries Cox Communications First National Bank of Omaha GWR Wealth Management – Ultra Air Helen A. Pearson Charitable Trust Kiewit Companies Foundation Lori & David Scott Foundation Lueder Construction Northern Natural Gas Pinnacle Bank Robert H. Storz Foundation Security National Bank Tangier Cycle Patrol Tenaska Inc. The Charles and Mary Heider Family Foundation The Hawks Foundation The Jim and Shirley Young Family Foundation The Kim Foundation Silver
Bank of the West Bishop Business Bob Ford Memorial Fund Children’s Hospital and Medical Center CL Werner Foundation Claire Hubbard Foundation Dingman’s Collision Center Inc. Farm Credit Services of America Harold and Dorothy Madson Foundation Health Care Information Systems Home Instead Senior Care Omaha Paper Co. Scheels Signature Performance Inc. SKAR Advertising Stanley M. Truhlsen Family Foundation Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation US Bank Vetter Foundation
Kansas City Valve & Fitting Kloos Kutters LLC LaRue Coffee Charitable Foundation LeGros & Associates Inc. Lockwood Development Lutz & Company PC MECA Moglia Family Foundation Mutual of Omaha Bank Nebraska Machinery Company Northwest Mutual/ Harrison Financial Services OMNE Partners Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce Seim Johnson LLP Seline Family Foundation Senior Market Sales Slowiaczek, Albers & Astley PC, LLO Stock Seed Farm Streck The Lund Company UNO Chancellor’s Office Vosmerra Foundation Zachry Engineering Corporation
Patrons A & D Technical Supply Airlite Plastics Co. Aon Bluestem Prairie Foundation Bridges Investment Management Inc. Christian Church in Kansas Inc. Clifton B Batchelder and Anne Stuart Batchelder Foundation Consolidated Logistics Solutions Inc. Control Services Inc. Creighton University D.A. Davidson Companies Danielson Inc. Danish Brotherhood Lodge #1 Davis Erection Epsen Hillmer Graphics Erickson & Sederstrom First Presbyterian Church (Bellevue) First Student Gallup Organization Inc. Gene’s Auto and Truck Services Inc. Goldenrod Companies Great Plains Communications Inc. H & H Automotive Harms Oil HDR Inc. Hotsy Equipment Corp. Husch Blackwell LLP Ike & Roz Friedman Foundation J.C. Biomedical Johnstone Supply
Friends Air Conditioning Utilities Inc. Allied Oil & Tire Company American Gramaphone Records American Machine Works Ames Consulting Inc. Arborsystems Inc. A-Relief Services BNSF Railway Foundation Borsheim’s Brase Electrical Contracting Corp. Builders Supply Co. Inc. Cabinet Factory Outlet Plus Chieftain Van Lines Inc. Christian Growth Endowment Foundation Clarkson College CM’s Mowing Service Inc. Combs Communications Covenant Presbyterian Church Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 3016 Crossman & Hosford CSG Systems Inc. DLR Group DMSI Software Drake Williams Steel Inc. Dundee Presbyterian Church ECHO of Northop Grumman Edward J. Heck & Sons Co. Endacott, Peetz & Timmer
Field Paper Company First Presbyterian Church (Omaha) Fraternal Order of Eagles General Stamping Inc. Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant Hansen Construction Harold’s Koffee House Inc. KAFREST Inc. Hayes Mechanical Henry Foundation House of Drapes Ideal Pure Water and Coffee J.P. Cooke Lacy/Herbst Foundation LawnSmith & Co. Inc. Max I. Walker Cleaners Medtronic Foundation Merck Midwest Laboratories Inc. Midwest Right of Way Services Inc. Midwest Street Rod Association Millard Lumber Inc. Morgan Stanley Nena’s Mexican Imports Omaha Business Men’s Association Omaha Concord Club One Way Insurance Agency Oster Construction Inc. Physicians Mutual Insurance Co. Phi Kappa Alpha – Delta Chi Pitstop Convenience Store Robert F. & Sharon L. Swartzbaugh Family Foundation Romeo’s Mexican Food & Pizza Rotary Club of Omaha West Specialty Tool & Machine Inc. St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church Standard Iron Works Inc. Suspension Shop Inc. The Forged Athlete UMB Bank United Technologies Matching Gift Von Maur Werner Enterprises
Doris M. Greendyke Dr. Mike and Kathy Gross Thomas C. Haley Drs. Jordan and Katherine Hankins Colonel (Ret.) Donald and Lois Hansen Dave and Rhonda Heineman Timothy and Donna Jacobs David and Dawn Johnson Gerald and JerryAnne Keown Loren and Vicki Lamprecht Dr. Robert and Mary Jo Langdon Dean and Dixie Lienemann Dan and Debra Lindstrom George and Anna Little Sharon Marvin Griffin Richard and Catherine Maxwell Bruce McCoy Robert and Cynthia Milligan Randall Morris Dennis and Jackey Nelson Ralph and Melinda Nelson Dale and Margaret Nielsen Joseph and Kathryn O’Connor Jeff and Betty Orley Arlene Osterloh Alice Pauley Shirley Pestal Rev. John and Joan Pierson Dianne Porter Maureen A. Ries Anna M. Scheel Alan and Ina Schumacher Carol J. Smith Dennis and Margaret Stessman Robert and Kathy Swanda Dr. Stefano and Dorothea Tarantolo Vance F. Taylor Alfred G. and Beverly A. Thomsen Dr. James and Susan Tracy Richard and Wanda Utecht In loving memory of Rama Devi Vanaparti James and Dian Warren Gordon and Joy Watanabe Russ and Martha Zink
William and Lizabeth Crosson Marshall and Mona Faith Julie and Lance Fritz Daniel Hamann Chip James Jeannette James Noreen L. Johnson Edward and Diane Klima Mackintosh Charitable Fund Sam and Lynn Dinsdale Marchese David A. and Ginny McBlain Calvin and Kathleen Meyer Dan and Shirley Neary Kent and Lori Parkison Walter and Sandy Price Wayne and Jeanette Smith Joleen Smith David David and Peggy Sokol Duane and Jo Ann Swanson Bernard Taulborg L.B. “Red” and Jann Thomas Brad and Mary von Gillern Anne Thorne Weaver Susan Westerholm Brian and Feri Williams 31 donors wish to remain anonymous
247 donors wish to remain anonymous
RED KETTLE CLUB Phyllis Anderson James and Pamela Arbuckle Marilyn Beig James and Marti Berry Richard and Marguerite Blecker Nicholas and Maureen Borman Dr. Doug and Karen Brouilette David Brown and Leigh Officer James and Patricia Burdyny Dr. Linda Burkle Cecil D. Bykerk Sal and Mary Kay Carta Leila Casey Emmett D. Childers Judge and Mrs. James R. Coe Craig and Karen Collins John and Peg Conley William and Betty Connolly Mark. S. Conrey Dave and Kathy Fizette John and Debra Flor Richard and Rosemary Frandeen Charles and Mary French
WILLIAM BOOTH SOCIETY Investors Circle Jeff and Susan Beckman Mike and Elizabeth Cassling Lauren and Jan Faist Fred and Teresa Hunzeker Wende and John Kotouc Michael and Susan Lebens Steve Martin and Dr. Amy Haddad Seline Family Foundation Nancy and Philip Wolf William Booth Society Members Robert and Marcy Anderson Jack and Mary Barnhart Mogens and Cindy Bay Richard A. and Pamela Berry Paula and James Blackledge Roger and Elizabeth Brodd Brian and Kellie Cerny Warren Cooke
THE SALVATION ARMY, AN INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT, IS AN EVANGELICAL PART OF THE UNIVERSAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH. ITS MESSAGE IS BASED ON THE BIBLE. ITS MINISTRY IS MOTIVATED BY THE LOVE OF GOD. ITS MISSION IS TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST AND TO MEET HUMAN NEEDS IN HIS NAME WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION.