KETV Helps ’Omaha Gives’ Raise $7.8 Million

Topic: Neighbors in Need
Posted on 7/5/2017

Hearst’s ABC affiliate KETV-TV Omaha partnered with The Omaha Community Foundation for the fifth annual “Omaha Gives,” a 24-hour on-line charity event on May 24. This year, nearly 53,000 made donations, totaling $7.8 million for 923 local organizations. In five years, Omaha Gives has become the seventh largest day of giving in the United States, raising more than $27 million.

KETV-TV also hosted the 19th annual "D.J. Hero Award Luncheon,” which highlights eight local students who have overcome incredible odds to succeed in life and are dedicated to helping others. Each student receives a college scholarship. This year’s luncheon raised $500,000 for local Salvation Army projects and featured a speech from recording artist Jewel.

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