On Omaha Gives Day, Support Mercy Housing Midwest

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Omaha, Nebraska (5/13/2015)— Mercy Housing Midwest is proud to participate in this year’s Omaha Gives Day, a 24 hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. The online giving holiday will take place May 20 from midnight to midnight and is designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits. It is a community-wide event to show off Omaha’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make Omaha great.

Mark your calendars because we need your help! By directing your donation to Mercy Housing Midwest on May 20, 2015, you will help provide safe, quality, service-enriched housing to thousands of Nebraskans. Mercy Housing Midwest provides affordable housing to 1,364 people with low to moderate incomes, including families, seniors, and people with special needs.

“Omaha Gives Day is a great way for people to invest in their own communities,” said Jane Graf, CEO of Mercy Housing Inc. “Nebraskans have a real opportunity to help their neighbors and make a real difference.”

Mercy Housing Midwest has five properties in Nebraska, two of which are located in Omaha, and provides services that give residents a stable foundation to achieve their dreams.

Resident Services include programs designed to provide financial literacy, health and wellness education, community engagement opportunities, and much more.

How can you help?

There are a number of ways to support Mercy Housing and your fellow Nebraskans on May 20, 2015! 

Donate to Mercy Housing on at www.omahgives24.org.

Dine at one of the following restaurants:

Red Robin, Grayhawk

14455 W. Maple Rd.

Omaha, NE 68116

402-493-6223

From 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, bring in a flyer or mention Mercy Housing, and 10% of sales will be donated to Mercy Housing Midwest.

Noodles and Company, 72nd & Dodge

203 S. 72 St.

Omaha, NE 69114

402-393-0586

From 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, bring in a flyer, mention Mercy Housing or Omaha Gives Day, and 25% of sales will be donated to Mercy Housing Midwest.

Firehouse Subs, 72 Crossing

715 S. 72 St.

Omaha, NE 68114

402-619-5501

Bring in a flyer and 15% of sales will be donated to Mercy Housing Midwest.

Firehouse Subs, Legacy

17010 Wright Plaza, #145

Omaha, NE 68164

402-884-3972

Bring in a flyer and 15% of sales will be donated to Mercy Housing Midwest.

There are multiple ways to print off the flyers.

1. Visit http://www.mercyhousing.org/omahagives
2. Email Christin at chammond@mercyhousing.org
3. Visit the Mercy Housing social media sites

Enjoy a great meal and dine for a cause!

Don’t forget you can also pre-schedule a gift! For your convenience, you can schedule gifts now through May 19. We encourage you to donate early if you cannot participate on May 20. Help us spread the word about Mercy Housing Midwest and continue to help those in need in the Omaha community! We look forward to your support on Omaha Gives Day!

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About Mercy Housing Midwest

Mercy Housing Midwest, a non-for-profit affordable housing organization provides safe, affordable housing to 1,364 low- to moderate-income families, seniors, and people with special needs. With eight properties throughout Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, Mercy Housing Midwest also provides services and programs that give residents a stable foundation to achieve their dreams. For more information about Mercy Housing Midwest, please visit mercyhousing.org/midwest and follow us on Twitter at @mercyhousing.

About the Omaha Community Foundation

The Omaha Community Foundation connects people who care about our community with the people and nonprofits who are doing the most good here. The Foundation simplifies giving and provides tools for donors to do more with their gifts. They support nonprofits through grant programs, a Nonprofit Capacity Building program, and Omaha Gives!

More than 1,300 individuals, families, and organizations rely on the Omaha Community Foundation to help facilitate their charitable giving. Since the Omaha Community Foundation’s inception in 1982, those donors have given more than $1.1 billion to more than 1,800 charitable organizations. The Omaha Community Foundation helps donors manage their charitable giving, whether the donor gives $1,000 a year or $1,000,000 a year.

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