Heartland REACT assists in relocating hundreds of Omaha residents living in life threatening conditions.
Heartland REACT’s assistance was requested in an emergency situation to help relocate hundreds of Omaha residents living in life threatening conditions; including but not limited to: gas leaks, carbon monoxide threats, electrical problems, physical deterioration of the units, rodents and insects containing disease. The tenants include an estimated 175 children, and they may be forced to remain in the community centers in coming days until more permanent housing can be arranged.
The city initiated a mobilization not unlike that of a post-disaster relief plan.
Within minutes of being contacted, Heartland REACT volunteers, some with young children of their own, were available and assigned various responsibilities at 2 separate emergency shelters, volunteering over 105 hours.
For more information about Heartland REACT and how to volunteer, please contact us at [email protected]