United Way of the Midlands making it easier to find help amid pandemic

Posted at 10:45 AM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 11:45:35-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — United Way of the Midlands is offering resources, help and a hotline to get you back on your feet during the pandemic.

"One of the major areas we've been able to help people is in housing and utility assistance," said Matt Wallen, Senior Vice President of United Way of the Midlands.

He says they've seen an increase in calls this year, from housing to mental health to job training.

“They’re seeing a whole host of kind of the newly-in-need folks that have never really had to access a food pantry before,” said Wallen.

People across the area are facing challenges, especially now due to the pandemic.

The United Way is making it easier to find help with their 2-1-1 program.

It's as simple as grabbing your phone, dialing 2-1-1, and asking for assistance.

The hotline saw about 29,000 calls in March and April and continues to get hundreds of phone calls a day.

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