Brookside Church in west Omaha launched an initiative in 2016 to reach the city and part of that focus is to help meet the needs of foster families. With that in mind a new addition to the church located near 116th and M Circle was completed last fall and is loaded with clothes of all sizes that are available to foster families in Douglas County. "It's really, really affordable," said John Alford who helps oversee the ministry.
A year and a half ago Tabitha Walker had little hope. She was homeless with two children. When we interviewed her in July 2017 things were looking up with help from Restored Hope, a Christian ministry in Omaha that reaches out to single mothers. Now Tabitha is grateful for another opportunity that came her way four months ago when she reported for work as a dishwasher at The Omaha Bakery. "She said 'I need somebody right now',” Tabitha explained in an interview WOWT 6 News.
Eric Paladino has used up just about all of his energy after an hour of activity in a program called "Special Olympics For Young Athletes." Eric, and other youngsters from age 2-17, meet twice a week in the Omaha, Nebraska program and are challenged with a variety of physical activities in each hour-long session. "It's been a really good program for Eric," said his dad, Luke, in an interview with Gray affiliate WOWT. "Eric has down syndrome and he's really developed.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".