In January the Great Plains Region selected “Angels Among Us” as our 2019 charity. Angels Among Us is a local Omaha 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides financial support to families whose children have cancer. Families in need are referred to AAU through the social work offices of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. Any family living in Nebraska is eligible to apply. Once approved, they provide families up to $500 per month for a period of 18 months to be used toward payment of bills.
While paying a monthly bill may seem like a small gesture, to families with sick children, this gesture makes a world of difference. The GPR has raised funds through our Winter Party raffle, parade laps, PCA charity subsidy, and free will money donations. We are looking at additional opportunities to raise money in support of this wonderful organization. So far in 2019 we have been able to distribute $1750 to AAU.