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News Releases : OPPD employees honoring community

Public power is defined by a commitment to community service. It is a proud part of Nebraska’s history, serving the entire state since 1946.

On Friday, June 15, OPPD will engage in a meaningful day of volunteer activities coordinated with United Way and other community partners. These efforts will bring to life OPPD’s core values of having a passion to serve, honoring our communities and caring about each other.

More than 80 OPPD employees will serve nearly 400 volunteer hours on a variety of projects.

This afternoon, one group of employees is helping the Heartland Hope Mission by sorting and restocking clothing items. Other projects coming up tomorrow, June 15, include, but are not limited to:

  • Food Bank of the Heartland: 10525 J St., Omaha, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Volunteers will sort and bag non-perishable food, which will serve families in need in Nebraska and western Iowa. 

  • Cross Training Center: 5030 N. 72nd St., Omaha, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Volunteers will disassemble electronics for recycling purposes and help support staff in other activities.

  • Stephen Center: 2723 Q St., Omaha, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Volunteers will assist staff with various volunteer projects and needs.  

  • Stephen Center Thrift Store: 5128 S. 24th St., Omaha, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will help organize donated items.
  • Joseph’s Coat: 1737 Washington St., Blair, ongoing.

Employees from OPPD’s Fort Calhoun Station will collect and deliver popular non-perishable items and toiletries to this food pantry for distribution throughout the Washington County area. This is an ongoing effort through June 21.

OPPD’s Day of Giving is held in conjunction with the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Day of Giving.