Originally Published: February 21, 2021

United Way Day of Action: April 8, 2021

“Our greatest strength is our spirit of community.”

Local nonprofits can’t do this innovative work without community support. That’s why United Way of the Midlands is hosting Day of Action, a community-wide giving day on April 8, and promoting volunteerism throughout the month of April.

During Day of Action, community members can support the work of local health and human service partners on the frontlines of COVID-19 by making a gift to a participating nonprofit of their choice. They can also give back of their time by signing up for a volunteer project.

“COVID-19 has impacted all of us: our loved ones, our neighbors, our co-workers and more — and we still have a long road ahead of us. But through these dark times, we’ve learned that our greatest strength is our spirit of community,” said Matt Wallen, senior vice president of Community Impact and Analytics.

“When we’re faced with challenges, we rise up to meet them, together. That’s why we’re inviting people to reach out a helping hand to our neighbors, our community and nonprofits on the frontlines of COVID-19 by donating on Day of Action and volunteering in April.”

Thanks to presenting sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and supporting sponsors Facebook and FNBO, 100% of donations on Day of Action will go directly to participating nonprofit partners.

KMTV will serve as Day of Action’s media sponsor and will promote the day as part of their Rebound Heartland initiative, which aims to help the community navigate the pandemic and connects them to resources to recover.

Community members can visit uwmdayofaction.org to learn more about the nonprofits taking part and how they can support them on April 8.

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