Social Services

The American Red Cross says blood and platelet donations are needed.

The Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights Campaign is at only about one-third of its goal with two weeks left.

Nebraska ranks sixth and Iowa ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to volunteering.

The Salvation Army of Omaha provided assistance to more than 170,000 low-income people last year.

The Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska is out with a report on the diversity of social service providers.

Salvation Army of Omaha officials say the need for services from the 20 programs they offer is growing.

Lutheran Family Services’ 3rd Annual At Ease Luncheon featured a Medal of Honor recipient.

This year’s keynote speaker was former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Sal Giunta.  Sgt. Giunta is the first living American serviceman to receive the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan.  

Sgt. Guinta said he was happy to support At Ease, a program he said helps soldiers fighting for the freedoms all Americans enjoy.