Flying Flags for Charity is a night to honor 8 local non-profits for their tremendous work in the Omaha community. Each charity demonstrates character in their mission, vision and advocacy for their specific sector in the Omaha society. Not only are they bringing awareness but also educating the public about illnesses, health, education, and opportunity for all.
To keep tradition alive, the Omaha Baseball Village at the Old Mattress Factory is privileged to have the original Rosenblatt flagpoles standing year-round on the south end of the property. Each non-profit gets to unveil a team flag and raise it on the Flagpole on Opening Night. This year, the Flying Flags for Charity Event is on Friday, June 16th, from 5pm to 8pm. All are welcome to help us celebrate these 8 amazing charities serving the Omaha community. Come meet them at the Omaha Baseball Village!
This year's charities:
Grief's Journey started out as Ted E. Bear Hollow, bringing kids and families together to get through hard times, building and strengthening a community. They believe everyone has a right to excellent and compassionate grief support. They design their services, education, and professional training so that no one has to walk their grief journey alone. All of their support programs are free.
Heart Ministry Center
"We believe in the dignity of all".
Initially started nearly 30 years ago in response to increased requests from members in the north Omaha community seeking food, clothing, shelter and financial assistance, the Heart Ministry Center has always aimed to assist people needing life’s most basic necessities.
While ministering to the homeless on the streets of Omaha, Nebraska, Father Edward Joseph Flanagan developed a lifelong interest in young people and their struggle to grow into responsible, productive members of society. Today, with your help, we continue Father Flanagan's mission of saving children and healing families. Changing the way America cares for children, families, and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind, and spirit.
American Society for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies of funding scientific research, educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention, advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention and supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission.
Strike Out Stroke
Strike Out Stroke was born out of the non-profit organization, Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp. Since Stroke Camps humble beginning 10 years ago, it has grown to reach 12 states and continues to grow every camp season. The simple mission of Strike Out Stroke is to spread the F.A.S.T message across the country and greatly increase the number of stroke survivors who get to the hospital in time to get life-saving treatment. Strike Out Stroke continues to grow every summer, reaching over 20 professional baseball markets along with planning and creating new stroke awareness campaign across the country.
A Heart Hero is a child with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). The CHD can be detected at birth, later in life or even prior to birth. Heart Heroes may need one surgery to correct the defect, or may need routine complex medical procedures throughout their life in order to maintain their heart health. Heart Heroes show great courage which has carried them through life-saving operations, countless doctors’ appointments, and hospital stays. Thus, Heart Heroes have been empowered with a superhero cape to help sustain their incredible bravery.
Sheltering Tree Community
The purpose of housing initiated by Sheltering Tree, Inc. is to create affordable, quality, home-like environments in apartment style communities with secure and supervised living to help adults with developmental disabilities achieve maximum independence, lead productive and fulfilling lives, build friendships, belong to and contribute to the greater community in which they live. They believe that each individual represents enormous potential and unexplored talents, interests and abilities.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
We’re fighting to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger. At MDA, we take a big picture perspective across the full spectrum of neuromuscular diseases to uncover scientific and medical breakthroughs that accelerate treatments and cures. The power in our research approach is that we can often apply learnings from one disease to progress in others to bring urgently-needed answers to our families.