The Big Give to Valley County

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The past five years of The Big Give have been a great success! The Valley County Philanthropic Partners look forward to the next Big Give in March 2018!

The Big Give to Valley County 2013:
310 donations, $40,047
The Big Give to Valley County 2014:
446 donations, $83,854, over 30 recipients
The Big Give to Valley County 2015:
445 donations, $71,090, over 25 recipients
The Big Give to Valley County 2016:
454 donations, $95,288, over 25 recipients
The Big Give to Valley County 2017:
550 donations, $95,944, over 26 recipients

Throughout the past four years of The Big Give, a total of 2,205 donations have generated $386,233 in contributions that are supporting the programs and work of dozens of non-profit organizations throughout Valley County.

Final Thermometer Totals

Pictured: Results of The Big Give 2017

Learn more about the 2017 Big Give organizations below:

2017 Big Give Participants: 

501(c)(3) Public Charities

Gifts to these organizations may be deductible as charitable contributions to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor for advice specific to your circumstances.

  1. Central Community College Foundation – Ord Learning Center
    • DONATE ONLINE (select “The Big Give – Valley County/Ord”) 
      DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      1514 K Street Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      The goal of the Central Community College Foundation is to assist students by providing scholarships and supporting programs for those students pursuing an education at CCC through the Ord Center. In addition, the Central Community College Foundation awards scholarships to Valley County students pursuing an education with CCC at any of the campuses and/or learning centers within the 25 County area.
    •  Contact Information
      Crystal Ramm, Ord Learning Center Manager
      (308) 728-3299
      crystalramm@cccneb.edu
      www.cccneb.edu/foundation
      www.facebook.com/cccordlearningcenter
  1. Central NE Farm Safety 4 Just Kids (FS4JK)
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      PO Box 243 Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      Since 2002, the Central NE Farm Safety 4 Just Kids has educated 2,769 local children through attendance at the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Ord, Nebraska. Our safety days teach youth about rural safety issues through fun, hands-on, learning activities. By teaching youth safety and health information for our rural areas, we hope to prevent injury or death that could occur because of an accident. In 2017, it is our goal to promote hearing protection for our area youth. Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S.  It is also on the rise, with nearly 36 million Americans now reporting some degree of hearing impairment.  Many rural youth work and play in noisy environments and most do not have the proper hearing safety equipment.  Prevention is the best strategy to healthy long-term hearing.  Hearing loss is often permanent, so we need to educate youth how they can protect one of their most valuable assets.  Our goal is to provide no-cost attendance plus a high quality ear protection for each of the 200 youth attending the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Ord on June 6, 2017. Central Nebraska FS4JK is a non-profit program funded totally by the generous donations and volunteers who serve as presenters, group leaders and others giving of their time, talent and treasure. We know safety education is the best way to prevent accidents. You are invited to help us reach youth through our work with this organization.
    • Contact Information
      Bev Smedra
      (308) 728-3244 ext. 3
      bev.smedra@ne.nacdnet.net
  1. Friends of Fort Hartsuff
    • DONATE ONLINE
      DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      82036 Fort Ave. Burwell, NE 68823
    • More Information
      FOFH organizes, promotes, and funds historical and educational events held at Fort Hartsuff, including the annual Memorial Day firing of the canons by the Fremont Pathfinders, historical speakers, melodramas, musical and theatrical performances, star gazing, living history, and other educational programs and events. FOFH uses volunteers to help keep the park office open, answer phone calls from tourists, sell items in the park gift shop, including items stocked by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and items stocked by FOFH. All FOFH proceeds are used to help fund living history, programs, events, publicity, clean-up, and maintenance of the Fort and to maintain a website to promote the Fort. The website is used to inform members and public of Fort activities, FOFH meetings, share historically significant information relevant to the region and encourage tourists to visit Fort Hartsuff. FOFH also uses volunteers and funding to create and mend costumes, advertise the Fort, promote FOFH membership and provide and promote a multitude of activities relevant to the Fort and the Indian Wars period of American history. The group is currently working to keep the Fort open in the future – trying to find permanent funding to operate and maintain the park. 
    • Contact Information
      Jeff Anderson, Sally Domeier or Steffan Baker
      (308) 730-0780, (308) 730-1636 or (308) 728-3044
      andersonj@nctc.net or domeier@nctc.net or pflco@frontiernet.net
      www.forthartsuff.org
  1. The Golden Husk
    • DONATE ONLINE
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      PO Box 56 Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      The Valley Performing Arts Theater is a 501c(3) nonprofit public charity organization doing business as The Golden Husk. The vision for The Golden Husk is to create a hub for engaging creative resources, empowering community connection and enriching quality of life. It is a place for people to enjoy sharing artistic experiences and celebrations. The VPAT Board invites the community to enjoy the exciting events planned throughout the year. During the Big Give to Valley County enjoy the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Friday, March 17 at 7:00 pm. The Golden Husk Board is truly honored to serve the community by providing space for people to build relationships, explore their creative passions and embrace cultural experiences. We are dedicating the 2017 Big Give to Valley County donations to The Golden Husk Revitalization Project involving the renovation and upgrade of the theatre facade, marquee sign, lighting, sound system and HVAC systems. The renovation project requires over $100,000 in funding and we have leveraged $50,000 in external funding to support the project to preserve our beautiful building and improve the artistic experience for our patrons.
    • Contact Information
      Dahn Hagge
      (308) 730-8133
      goldenhuskarts@gmail.com
      www.goldenhuskarts.com
      www.facebook.com/thegoldenhusk
  1. Greater Loup Valley Activities (GLVA)
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      1514 K Street Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      Currently, GLVA has partnered with other civic and community organizations to fund a new pool and aquatic center to be built in Bussell Park. GLVA has offered a donation of up to $625,000.00 as a challenge grant toward the cost of the pool. For every two dollars received, GLVA will match with one dollar up to the total $625,000.00. The city and partnering organizations have aligned funds needed for the planned aquatic center.  However, additional funds are being accepted for special features at the swimming pool not included in the original design, such as a splash pad. Any sums received by GLVA from the Big Give 2017 will be used for this purpose, unless designated by the donor for other use.  GLVA is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation that has been active in numerous community projects. It was instrumental in forming Valley County Economic Development and continues to participate in it’s operation and funding. GLVA has also sponsored several youth athletic programs. It provided land for the hospital and New Neighborhoods development. It provides office space for the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce and Valley County Economic Development. GLVA was the donor for the water therapy wing and pool at the new hospital.
    • Contact Information
      Trevor Lee
      (308) 728-7875
      trevorlee@ordnebraska.com
      www.facebook.com/newordpool
  1. Heartland Youth Ranch
    • DONATE ONLINE
      DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      80997 Hwy 11 North Loup, NE 68859
    • More Information
      Heartland Youth Ranch is a 501c3 public charity. Heartland Youth Ranch provides a place for children and their families to find hope, healing and encouragement. Heartland Youth Ranch offers an environment of unconditional love and acceptance founded on the belief that we are all created in the image of God. A place where visitors will learn respect for themselves, others the animals they work with and the environment we live in. Heartland Youth Ranch is a faith based ministry founded on the belief that the Bible is God’s inspired Word. A place where lives can be transformed through the love of the Savior. A place where the freedoms we enjoy in our country and the beliefs that it was founded upon are celebrated and appreciated and we support the men and women who serve in our military. Our values of good work ethics and honesty are evident in all ranch activities and we demonstrate these principles to all who visit Heartland Youth Ranch.
      One aspect of our ministry is rescuing horses and these horses are used in our program. Something unimaginable and profound occurs when a human begins a meaningful, emotional and interactive relationship with a horse. Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves. They cause us to become better people, better parents and better friends. We serve children seven years old and up and their families and we do not charge anything to participate in our program.
      We are excited to participate in the Big Give again this year. Funds received will be used to care for the horses in our program and to create some areas around the new barn and arena for visitors to have a special place to sit and enjoy the environment.
    • Contact Information
      Susan Schauer
      (308) 496-4348
      heartlandyouthranch@hotmail.com
      www.heartlandyouthranch.org
      www.facebook.com/pages/Heartland-Youth-Ranch
  1. Loup Valley Ag Society Foundation (of the VCCFF)
    • DONATE ONLINE (select “Loup Valley Ag Society”) 
      DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      Pat & Kathy Waldmann 46383 Sargent Ord Road Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      The Loup Valley Ag Society oversees the Valley County Fair and helps to maintain and improve the fairgrounds facilities. These facilities are available for use during the year by various groups. All Valley County Fair Board/Loup Valley Ag Society members are also members of the Loup Valley Ag Society Foundation. Funds from The Big Give 2017 will be used for the bathroom remodel and new doors.  The Loup Valley Ag Society Foundation is an account of the Valley County Community Foundation Fund (an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation).
    • Contact Information
      Pat Waldmann
      (308) 728-5505
  1. Ord-Arcadia TeamMates Chapter
    • DONATE ONLINE (select “Ord” when answering “I want my donation to be designated toward:”)
      DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      1800 K Street Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      The Ord-Arcadia TeamMates Chapter is a school-based one on one mentoring program and currently serves approximately 50 child/adult matches in our area. The goal of the program is to empower youth to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education.To reach this goal, youth meet one hour per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor and participate in a variety of group relationship building activities throughout the year. Activities throughout the year include an ice-cream social, fall harvest celebration, Christmas and Valentine’s Day parties, a college visitation program, the Cornhusker Football Spring Game trip and more! The Chapter also sponsors  a scholarship program to support youth in the program as they pursue post-secondary educational opportunities and the chapter has set a goal to offer a scholarship to every student who completes the mentoring program. Therefore, the Chapter is designating all Big Give contributions to support the local scholarship program and college visitation program for students in the TeamMates program. The chapter is always in need of support to sustain the valuable activities and programs for youth and volunteers to serve as mentors. Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person. Mentors give youth a sense of hope, purpose, and vision. 
    • Contact Information
      Rebecca Vanek
      (308) 728-3241 for (308) 728-7861
      rvanek@ordps.org
      www.teammates.org
  1. Ord Flagpole Committee (an account of the City of Ord)
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      City of Ord, Flagpole Project, PO Box 96 Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      Several years ago, a group of men, some of them veterans, had a vision of seeing a large flag flying over the City of Ord. The group formed a committee and identified a good location for such a flag. They then began raising the necessary funds. In 2005, a 150 foot flag pole was erected and the first flag (30 x 60 ft.) was raised. The committee continues to have fundraising activities annually so new flags can be purchased. The funds collected are administered by the City of Ord and are used to purchase new flags and to maintain the flag pole.
    • Contact Information
      Dan Petska
      (308) 728-7941
      danska@frontier.com 
  1. Ord Golf Course Foundation (of the VCCFF)
    • DONATE ONLINE (select “Ord Golf Course”)
      DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to
      VCCFF: PO Box 56 Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      The Ord Golf Course is an amazing place in our community that contributes to the great quality of life for local residents and serves as a destination for tourists. Funding received by the Ord Golf Course Foundation during the Big Give will be used to replace the carpet in the clubhouse. The Ord Golf Course Foundation is an account of the Valley County Community Foundation Fund (an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation).
    • Contact Information
      Mary Sevenker
      (308) 730-0744
      rm7ker@citlink.net
      www.ordgolfclub.com
      www.facebook.com/pages/Ord-Golf-Club
  1. Ord Public Schools Foundation
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      320 N 19th Street Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      The goal of the Ord Public Schools Foundation is to develop and maintain programs focusing on the highest level of educational excellence for the students and the entire community. The Foundation is organized exclusively for education, scientific and charitable purposes and 100% of donations are invested and distributed – no deductions are made for administrative expenses. Funds from The Big Give 2017 will be used for sidewalk repair, a crows nest remodel at the football field and a buzzer system at the high school front entry. 
    • Contact Information
      Jason Alexander
      jalexander@ordps.org
      www.ordps.org
      www.facebook.com/OrdPublicSchools
  1. Ord Township Library Foundation
    • DONATE to the General Fund at a Giving Station or via Mail or DONATE to the Endowment ONLINE (select “Ord Library Endowment Account”) 
      DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      PO Box 206 Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      The Ord Township Library Foundation was established with the mission to secure private support for the long-term financial needs of the Ord Township Library. The goal during this year’s Big Give is to generate funds for programming and services for the library. Donations for these projects will be deposited into the Foundation’s General Fund. Donations earmarked to the endowment will go in the Ord Township Library Foundation account of the Valley County Community Foundation Fund – an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation. These funds will generate revenue for the library for generations to come. 
    • Contact Information
      Kristi Hagstrom, Director or Christina Pollard, President
      (308) 728-3012
      director@ordlibrary.com
      www.ordlibrary.org
      www.facebook.com/pages/Ord-Township-Library
  1. St. Mary’s Endowment Fund
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      527 North 20th Street Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      Any funds received from The Big Give would be primarily used to update technology in the computer room and possibly get more iPads for students to use.
    • Contact Information
      Kari Scheideler
      (308) 219-0574
      k.l.scheideler@gmail.com
      www.ordstmarysschool.org
      www.facebook.com/St-Marys-School-OrdNE
  1. SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy (SVLA)
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      PO Box 56 Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy (SVLA) inspires, creates and innovates powerful impacts and perspectives among SVLA Change Agents creating sustainable leadership for individuals, families and communities. Proceeds from The Big Give will benefit the SVLA Leadership Academy and community outreach programs as well as the SVLA youth curriculum, Unlocking Your Synergistic Leader, specifically in the Valley County schools. Funds will provide materials such as the curriculum books, journals, and lesson materials given to each student enrolled in the course.
    • Contact Information
      Jodi Sell, SVLA Coordinator
      synovationvalleyleadership@gmail.com
      www.synovationvalleyleadership.org
      www.facebook.com/SynoVationValleyLeadershipAcademy
  1. Valley County Community Foundation Fund (VCCFF)
    • DONATE ONLINE (select Valley County Unrestricted Endowment Account, General, HomeTown Competitiveness (HTC) Endowment or Geweke Family Youth Endowment Account)  
      DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      129 S. 16th Street PO Box 56 Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      During the 2017 Big Give, the VCCFF will be featuring the Unrestricted Endowment Campaign Challenge Grant. The goal of the campaign is to raise $500,000 in unrestricted endowment funds. Once this goal is achieved, The Sherwood Foundation will grant the VCCFF an additional $250,000. The immediate impact of achieving this challenge will bring a significant increase in annual grants to enhance our county-wide community by approximately $40,000 per year. Your contribution to the Unrestricted Endowment account will ensure permanent funding for Valley County to support numerous community development programs and empower the VCCFF to initiate new programs, projects and granting to meet the evolving needs and opportunities in our area! Contributions may be given to many other accounts within the VCCFF as well.  All contributions are tax deductible as the VCCFF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation.
      The Valley County Community Foundation Fund (VCCFF) works to build a vibrant community by focusing on dynamic leadership development, igniting innovative entrepreneurs, engaging passionate youth, strengthening our philanthropic culture and initiating progressive partnerships. Since 2011, over $150,000 of endowment payout funds and general account funds have been reinvested and leveraged in Valley County to support programs and projects such as EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) Camp, Business Discovery Day, Career Discovery Day, Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter, SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy, Valley County Veterans Day program and reception, I Love Valley County Video and youth outreach and community attraction programs and more!
    • Contact Information
      Dahn Hagge, HomeTown Competitiveness Director
      (308) 730-2294
      vccommunityfoundationfund@gmail.com
      www.ordnebraska.com/give/valley-co-community-foundation-fund
      www.nebcommfound.org/affiliated-funds/find/details/1992
      www.facebook.com/VCCFF
  1. Valley County Economic Development Endowment (of the VCCFF)
    • DONATE ONLINE (select “Valley County Economic Development Board”) 
      DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      1514 K Street Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      The Valley County Economic Development Endowment provides sustainable funding for a variety of programs that contribute to the betterment of Valley County. 2017 Big Give donations will be used to develop a scholarship program available to all graduating seniors in Valley County who express an interest in returning to the area upon completion of their post-secondary education. Donations received from previous Big Give events were used to support youth retention, alumni recruitment and leadership development programs. Endowment payouts funded the purchase of I Love Valley County flash drives which were provided for all high school seniors in Valley County and available for Valley County alumni.  The VCED Endowment is an account under the Valley County Community Foundation Fund (an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation).
    • Contact Information
      (308) 728-7875
      trevorlee@ordnebraska.com 
      www.ordnebraska.com/work/valley-county-economic-development
      www.facebook.com/ordnebraska

  1. Valley County Health System Foundation
    • DONATE ONLINE
      DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      PO Box 321 Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      The Valley County Health System Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization. The Foundation’s mission is to seek, receive and administer donations and gifts for the sole benefit of Valley County Health System. The Foundation’s number one priority is enhancing and sustaining high-quality healthcare in Central Nebraska.
    • Contact Information
      (308) 728-3011
      foundation@valleycountyhealthsystem.org
      www.vchs-foundation.org
      www.facebook.com/ValleyCountyHealthSystemFoundation
  1. VCHS Childhood Development Committee
    • DONATE ONLINE (designate your online contriubtion to the Childhood Development Committee)
      DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to
      c/o VCHS Foundation PO Box 321 Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      The VCHS Child Development Committee is excited to be participating in the Annual Big Give to Valley County. Did you know this group is funded 100% by donations and managed by volunteers? We give free baby bags with educational materials, growth charts, books, music, a developmental toy and much more to all new moms and babies in Valley County, sponsor the annual Kids Fair, help with Family Literacy Night, provide the Ord North Pole Express, provide parenting articles for the newspaper and help with local car seat checks. In the past, the committee hosted the String Beans Concert for family entertainment. On March 20, 2017, we will be sponsoring an awesome family concert by the Mighty Magic Pants. We also hosted author Julia Cook’s school visit and parent presentation and so much more. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children in Valley County. Some of our goals are to provide education to parents about their child’s growth and development, promote early childhood health, prevent neglect and abuse, and assure that children arrive at school ready for success. Please help us to continue making Valley County a family-friendly place to live!
    • Contact Information
      Jeanette Koelling
      (308) 728-5456
      jkoelling@ordps.org
      www.vchs-foundation.org/child-development-committee

 

501(c)(19) Public Charities

Contributions may be deductible in certain limited circumstances.  Consult your tax advisor for advice specific to your circumstances.

  1. Avenue of Flags (affiliated account of Ord American Legion Post #38)
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      81663 Hwy 70 Ord, NE 68862 or 1610 Q Street Ord, NE 68862
    • More Information
      The Avenue of Flags is a wonderful project that displays approximately 250 deceased Veteran’s flags at the Ord City Cemetery. The Avenue of Flags is a very worthwhile project funded by donations and carried out by many wonderful volunteers.  Each Veteran’s flag is displayed with their name on the binding of the flag and put in its special place of honor each holiday including Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day.  Many visitors and locals have commented on what a wonderful view it is to see the flags flying.   We are very pleased that the program has grown greatly with interest.  Within this last year, we have seen the completion  of an addition to the storage shed. We now need to paint that addition and construct shelving inside. With the increasing number of flags being put out, we also need to purchase an additional trailer. With the donations we receive, we hope to reach those goals and carry the Avenue of Flags into future years.
    • Contact Information
      Gerald & Ginny John or Larry Masin
      (308) 728-5690, (308) 730-0690, (308) 730-0905 or (308) 730-0069
      clipper@frontier.com
      www.facebook.com/pages/Avenue-of-Flags-Ord-NE
  1. Loup Valley Veteran’s Memorial
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      PO Box 162 Scotia, NE 68875
    • More Information
      The North Loup American Legion Auxiliary Unit #285 is raising funds to create a memorial for all American Veterans past and present in downtown North Loup. It is our hope to create a beautiful and meaningful memorial to show honor and respect for Veterans in the Loup Valley Area. The North Loup Auxiliary Unit works year round promoting and assisting the American Legion and it’s mission of Service. Volunteers are encouraged and welcome in making this memorial a reality in our area. Thanks to many generous individuals we hope to make this happen in the coming year.
    • Contact Information
      Katie Davis, (308) 219-0386 or (308) 245-3135
      davisfam@nctc.net
      www.facebook.com/loupvalleyveteransmemorial

 

Other Community Organizations

Gifts to these organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions.

  1. Arcadia Community Boosters
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      PO Box 398 Arcadia, NE 68815
    • More Information
      www.arcadiane.com
      The Arcadia Community Boosters…promoting Arcadia for over 40 years with Fall Festival shows, Christmas lights and Santa Claus, Easter activities, Centennial and Q-125 celebrations, community history books, music shows, welcome banners, school improvement projects, Fall Festival queen floats and many other projects which have contributed to the lifeblood of our community…with special emphasis on providing encouragement to our youth. We rely almost solely on your donations for all of the projects, which we undertake.
    • Contact Information
      Kelli VanSlyke, President
      (308) 789-6421
      vanslykekd1@gmail.com
  1. Artissimos Art Club
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      Main Street Gallery: PO Box 4 North Loup, NE 68859
    • More Information
      Artissimos offers an opportunity for artisans to display their respective work, to participate in local and state judging, and to hone their skills. The community also benefits by being exposed to a variety of artwork. The club participates in community events, allowing the attendees “hands on” experiences. Funds generated from The Big Give will be used for kids art activities during North Loup Popcorn Days, Father’s Day Rod Run, Golden Husk events and other community events.
    • Contact Information
      Jennifer Lewis
      (308) 730-2880
      jenniferlewis505@gmail.com
  1. Helping Hands Ministry
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      PO Box 274 North Loup, NE 68859
    • More Information
      Helping Hands Ministry is a group of Christians dedicated to helping others in the name of Jesus. Our vision is to share God’s love by offering financial or practical assistance to those who are struggling with an unmet physical need. Practical assistance includes such tasks as yard work, snow removal, small carpentry projects and transportation needs. We have also assisted with expenses incurred by medical treatments and unexpected family emergencies, utility bills, adoption fees and funding for local youth groups. All financial requests are reviewed. No cash is given directly to the applicant but goes to the source of their obligation. While we are based in North Loup, we work with individuals and families in our surrounding area as well. Helping Hands Ministry is not affiliated with any church, denomination or other ministry. Membership is open to anyone wanting to see God’s love shared through serving others. All members are strictly on a volunteer basis and receive no compensation for their service.
    • Contact Information
      Duane and Darlene Psota
      (308) 496-4363
      helpinghands@nctc.net
      www.facebook.com/helpinghandsministrynl
  1. North Loup Lions Club
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      PO Box 6 North Loup, NE 68859
    • More Information
      The Lions Club is dedicated to serving people with visual and hearing impairments, supporting Diabetes research and treatment, and promoting organ donation programs for those needing transplants. The Club also supports community improvement projects, youth engagement programs and mobile screening unit services. Currently there are 35 active members who work together to make a true difference in the lives of others. Volunteers are always needed to help with a wide range of projects.
    • Contact Information
      Jim Craft
      (308) 496-3377
      gr8life@nctc.net
  1. North Loup Popcorn Association
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      48211 Paider Rd. North Loup, NE 68859
    • More Information
      The North Loup Popcorn Association organizes and supports Popcorn Days in North Loup, Nebraska. The event features a parade, talent show, carnival, games, antique tractor show, lots of free popcorn and more! The organization is always in need of additional volunteers willing to give their time and talents to keep this long standing tradition alive in Valley County. Generations of families enjoy Popcorn Days each year!
    • Contact Information
      Larry White
      (308) 496-3423
  1. Valley County Ministerial Association
    • DONATE at a physical giving station
      DONATE by mailing your donation to

      Scott Hausrath PO Box 72 North Loup, NE 68859
    • More Information
      The primary purpose of the VCMA is to glorify Jesus Christ, to afford all Christian ministers of Valley County the opportunity for fellowship and to share in Christ’s mission through the expression of Christian unity. Ongoing projects include Sunday afternoon worship services at Valley View Senior Village and Grandview Assisted & Independent Living, a non-resident assistance program and a weekly “Spiritual Corner” in the Ord Quiz.
    • Contact Information
      Scott Hausrath
      (818) 269-1009
      scott.hausrath@gmail.com

 

The Big Give to Valley County is coordinated by Valley County Philanthropic Partners (VCPP), a networking group of representatives from charitable and non-profit organizations throughout Valley County.  VCPP provides resources, insight, and ideas for organizations as they work for the greater good of our county-wide community. To learn more or become involved with the VCPP, call (308) 728-7875.

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