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Green Watts for Good Project to Help Local Food Pantry

Nebraskans for Solar and Heartland Hope Mission are partnering on Giving Tuesday to raise money for the installation of a solar energy system on Heartland Hope Mission’s food pantry building at 2021 U Street. Nebraskans for Solar will match individual donations up to a total of $10,000.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2019 Omaha, NE, Heartland Hope Mission- Nebraskans for Solar and Heartland Hope Mission are partnering on the installation of a solar energy system on their building at 2021 U Street to help reduce our energy bills for the next 25 years. Nebraskans for Solar are raising funds for this new Green Watt for Good project through Giving Tuesday, a metro-wide fundraising campaign sponsored by SHARE Omaha.

Nebraskans for Solar’s goal is to raise $10,000 and they will match individual donations up to a total of $10,000. Giving Tuesday will be held on December 3, 2019 over 24 hours, but contributions can be made any time before then using the code GT402 on Nebraskans for Solar’s SHARE Omaha Page.  The community is encouraged to donate on December 3rd by going to 

EVENT: On December 3rd in addition to online gifts for the solar panels, the two groups will partner on a toy drive at Heartland Hope Mission’s main location, 2021 U Street, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Toys will be distributed through Heartland Hope Mission’s Christmas Program.

“The purpose of Nebraskans for Solar’s Green Watts for Good program is to raise funds to install solar photovoltaic systems on the roofs of food pantries, homeless shelters and other nonprofit organizations that provide essential services to people in need in our local communities. The solar system we will install at Heartland Hope Mission will save money on their electricity bills for 25 or more years, which they can use for their programs.”- Helen Deffenbacher, Nebraskans for Solar

“We are excited about this partnership!  It allows us to use a renewable energy source and is a blessing to the people we serve because less of our donations will have to go towards the electric bill.” – Chelsea Salifou, CEO Heartland Hope Mission

About Heartland Hope Mission At Heartland Hope Mission's South Omaha and Millard food pantries, working poor families choose a week's supply of nutritious groceries including: milk, frozen meat, and fresh produce to prepare well-balanced meals at home. Clients also receive: clothing, hygiene items, diapers, and access to a client service specialist, who assists with SNAP (food stamp) applications and navigational services. Last year the pantries provided to over 45,000 people. All services are provided locally.

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