A local nonprofit organization is rebranding itself.
"After a thorough review we dropped the Inc. in our name (Together Inc.) as it was confusing, changed our logo to represent hope and warmth, and revised our website to reflect all the services we provide," said Michelle Moyes Dill, executive director.
The agency grew out of a joint effort by seven congregations to address the immediate needs of Omahans following the 1975 tornado. Its emphasis now is prevention of homelessness.
Thousands of families get free services from the agency each year, primarily food, clothing and shelter. Yet, Dill said, a yearlong study "found Together is widely unknown to the community as a whole."
The revamped website tells of the nonprofit's efforts to provide not only food but also access to clothing, rent and utility assistance, housewares and furniture, medical assistance, transportation and red tape assistance.
Mike Hornacek, director of operations, added, "Our new logo with its bright 'O' reaches out to attract both those in need and the valuable contributors, both cooperate and private, who fund all our services."