Want to support a great cause?

Take your shoes off, kick back and participate in our UN-Run!

Each year, a Heat the Streets Run and Heartland Walk for Warmth event is held to support energy assistance.  When temperatures get extreme – hot or cold – seniors, persons with disabilities and families with very young children are at risk.

This year’s run/walk is over, but you can still help.  We will be participating in Omaha Gives on May 21.

Omaha Gives is a community-wide, 24-hour, online donation blitz benefiting area organizations.  On May 21, just log onto the Heartland Walk for Warmth page at www.omahagives24.org and make a donation for $10 or more.


So participate in our “Un-Run” – it’s easy. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your couch, or office chair.  No need to lace up the running shoes.  And no need to get a babysitter.

On May 21, put your feet up and log on.  It’s fun, easy and very much needed.

Thank you,

*Downtown Omaha Inc. Foundation is the fiscal agent for the Heartland Walk for Warmth.  Funds are administered and distributed to families in need by these five area social service agencies: The Salvation Army, Heartland Family Services, Together Inc., Family Housing Advisory Services and the United Way of the Midlands.

If you are seeking assistance with your utility bill, please contact the United Way or dial 2-1-1  on your phone any time of day for local health or human service information.

Special Thanks to Our 2014 Supporters:

Community Partners
Location Sponsor
  Prize Sponsor
Unfortunately, for some, home is not a place to escape the cold. Donate to local energy assistance programs to help those in need in extreme weather.
From 2009 to 2011, there was a 20.9% increase in the number of Omaha-area households that requested assistance with their utility bills.
From being out of work to mounting medical bills and other difficult circumstances, the need for this service continues to grow. So please, help your neighbors in need!