Midlands residents have a well-deserved reputation for helping their neighbors. That impressive spirit was displayed again this holiday season.
A record $640,571.80 was donated to The World-Herald’s Goodfellows campaign. That’s $65,524.20 more than the old record, set in 2009, and nearly 17 percent more than last year’s total of $548,884.65. Eighty-five percent of this year’s 1,555 donors were from the Omaha area. Other donations came from across Nebraska and several other states.