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Mutual of Omaha Provides Funding for Neighborhood Projects

Graffiti is something many Omaha neighborhoods are forced to contend with. While prevention is ideal, reaction to tagging incidents and prompt removal of graffiti is something that still must happen. The South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance (SONA) works quickly to clean up graffiti in the neighborhoods they serve.



Thanks to a $2,500 neighborhood grant from Mutual of Omaha, SONA will purchase additional graffiti kits to help keep this type of vandalism out of their neighborhoods.

The grant is one of 12 that Mutual of Omaha is providing to local neighborhood organizations as part of its Neighborhood Grant Program, which aims to improve the quality of life in Omaha¹s neighborhoods. This year, the company awarded a total of $34,873.50.

"We congratulate our 12 grant recipients for their creative and diverse programs that will ultimately help build a stronger community," said Christine Johnson, president of the Mutual of Omaha Foundation.

The neighborhood organizations and programs that received the grants include:

  • Benson Neighborhood Association Benson Farmer¹s Market: $901.50
  • Crescent Oaks Neighborhood Association Spring Street Entrance Project: $2,500
  • Gifford Park Neighborhood Association Community Garden Programs: $2,797
  • Leavenworth Neighborhood Association Artwork for Community Garden: $2,400
  • Midtown Neighborhood Alliance ReTree Midtown 2010: $2,500
  • Morton Meadows Neighborhood Association Twin Ridge Boulevard Park Restoration: $5,000
  • Neighborhood Action and Fact Association Beautifying the 24th: $1,075
  • North Downtown Alliance Re-Greening the Streets of North Downtown: $5,000
  • Omaha Downtown Improvement District Harney Street Beautification Project: $2,500
  • Park East Neighborhood Association Wednesdays in the Park: $2,700
  • South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance Graffiti Kits: $2,500
  • Neighborhood Center GPS Devices and Operating Expenses: $5,000

The Mutual of Omaha neighborhood grant committee reviewed the grant proposals based on the project, neighborhood participation, neighborhood geographic location and the organization¹s financial need.

For more information on Mutual of Omaha¹s Neighborhood Grant Program, contact Sephera Staley at (402) 351-3096, sephera.staley@mutualofomaha.com, or visit Neighborhood Grants.

Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line provider of insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States.

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