On the afternoon of Thursday, July 27, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties (Community Action, www.communityactionatwork.org) hosted an afternoon celebration to connect with neighbors of all ages and share information about available resources. The event, called “Community Action in Wahoo!” was sponsored by Omaha Public Power District and located at Community Action’s office at 365 West 1st St. in Wahoo, Nebraska.

The event featured free Kona Ice snow cones, balloon animals, prizes and information about Community Action resources.

“We were thrilled to spend time with our Saunders County neighbors ahead of the Saunders County Fair Parade,” said Heather Loughman, Community Action’s CEO. “We thank Omaha Public Power District for sponsoring and making this event possible.”

“OPPD is grateful for our partnership with Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties,” added Britton Gabel, OPPD’s manager of advocacy programs. “Partnering with local agencies, especially Community Action, allows OPPD to provide the additional community-based solutions to support the economic stability of our customers.”

Community Action empowers people living in poverty to reach economic stability. Its programs and services address the causes and conditions of poverty in four impact areas: early childhood education, homelessness prevention, financial and family well-being and hunger relief and healthy food access. In 2022, Community Action provided over 100,000 services to over 18,000 individuals in Lancaster and Saunders Counties.

To learn more about Community Action, visit www.communityactionatwork.org. To learn more about Omaha Public Power District, visit www.oppd.com.