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Heartland Hope Mission services in high demand; Offering food, job and unemployment resources

The organization stepping up to help
Posted at 6:25 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 19:29:48-04

OMAHA, Neb. — Heartland Hope Mission is keeping busy amid the Coronavirus by providing individuals in need with food, clothing, job resources and community referrals. Their services have greatly increased in demand since the start of the outbreak.

"When this first happened in March our numbers went to quadruple. We were serving quadruple the number of people," Heartland Hope Mission CEO Chelsea Salifou said.

In May, the numbers have gone down but the organization is still serving more than double the amount of people they did before COVID-19.

"This has been really different because we are seeing so many people that have never had to ask for help before," Salifou said.

Specialists at Heartland Hope Mission are providing a list of all of the places that are hiring so that people are able to start looking for work. They also help connect individuals with assistance programs and even help answer any questions about unemployment.

They've had to change how they run operations but they're not closing up shop. All services are still available with social distancing guidelines in place.