Who We Are: Concrete Cares of Nebraska is a non-profit organization comprised
of concrete industry professionals who want to give back to Nebraska citizens
affected by cancer.
Our Purpose: to improve the well-being of individuals who have been impacted
by cancer diagnosis.
Our Mission: to raise funds to distribute to cancer patients, across Nebraska,
who experience financial strains as a result of previous or ongoing treatment
Established in 2013, Concrete Cares of Nebraska sought to construct a nonprofit
organization that differs from many other cancer support organizations in
three distinct ways:
1. Ensure that the money raised in Nebraska stays in Nebraska to support
local individuals and families in need,
2. Minimize operational expenses in efforts to disperse the vast majority of
donations to the recipients they are intended for, and
3. Extend financial support to approved applicants with no restrictions on how
the funds should be used.
These distinctions have meant that most Concrete Cares of Nebraska operational
costs are covered through the charitability of organizers who have been
personally impacted by cancer. This has resulted in approximately 95% of all
donations becoming available for direct dispersion to those who apply for
Primary funding for Concrete Cares of Nebraska is obtained through three annual
fundraisers: a classic car show and rib cook-off in Kearney, a season opener
Kearney Storm tailgate party, and a golf tournament in Norfolk.
These events, along with donations from supportive companies and private citizens, have
amassed enough that over $200,000 has been given to applicants since 2013.
Although pleased with the impact Concrete Cares of Nebraska has been able to
make, each year the organization receives more applications than it has funds
causing a delay in needed assistance for many fellow Nebraskans.