Supportive home away from home for families traveling to Omaha for their children’s life-saving medical care in area hospitals.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $2 per week provides laundry services for a family. ($104)
- $10 per month provides one night of comfort and hope for one family. ($120)
- $10 per week pays for our van’s fuel cost for the entire year, allowing us to provide transportation to families in need. ($520)
- $20 per month covers one night’s suggested donation from a family. ($240)
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Seven-year-old Michael and his family most recently visited our House from Lincoln, Nebraska, but their journey has been far longer than just 45 miles. They’ve experienced countless highs and lows as they’ve searched for answers to his many diagnoses, all so Michael can have something resembling a normal childhood. As his mother Rolanda explains, things are often at their most normal when they’re in our House: “You feel like you’re with your own family.”
During their last visit to Omaha, Michael’s surgery had a few complications that required the family to stay in Omaha a bit longer than expected. Those extra days meant they got to be a part of a Christmas brunch at the House, complete with a meal prepared by RMHC’s board of directors, presents from Adopt-a-Family donors, and of course, an appearance from Santa Claus.
Michael was ecstatic. He met Santa and opened presents, and while that may not seem that out of the ordinary, that’s exactly the point. He was able to have a normal childhood experience – one he too often hadn’t been able to enjoy – right here in the House.
And his mother could not have been more thrilled to see it.
The joy in Rolanda’s voice when discussing that morning was palpable. “He was so, so happy! To see him getting a chance to just be a boy was such a blessing. I love it.”
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6856
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska: 708BL
620 S 38th Ave
Omaha, NE 68105