The woman had been unemployed for three months. The only other adult in the home is her son, who is disabled and cannot work. What really put them over the edge, however, was the hot summer and cooling bills that were much higher than normal. Goodfellows paid the overdue OPPD bill for the woman and her son, and she moved to a level-payment plan. The World-Herald’s charity provides one-time emergency assistance year-round as well as grocery vouchers at holiday time and clothing for needy schoolchildren.
Goodfellows provides assistance to thousands of families each year. It has raised and distributed nearly $10 million since 1945. With The World-Herald paying all administrative costs, every dollar donated to Goodfellows goes directly to disadvantaged families – helping them with one-time urgent needs, providing holiday meals and providing funds for clothing, shoes and coats. Click here to learn more about Goodfellows.
Click here to donate to the 2012 drive, or mail your contribution to:
World-Herald Goodfellows Charities, Inc.
1314 Douglas St.
Omaha, NE 68102
To contact Goodfellows, call 402-444-1388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.