Veridian 'Sparks the Spirit' for Giving Tuesday


Veridian is celebrating Giving Tuesday with $34,000 in donations across Iowa and eastern Nebraska.

Veridian is awarding $34,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations across Iowa and eastern Nebraska through our Spark the Spirit campaign for Giving Tuesday. Our employees nominated their favorite local nonprofit organizations earlier this year for a chance to win up to $5,000 in the campaign. Public voting from November 12-26 determined which organizations received funding. Organizations with the highest vote totals in each of four geographic regions received $5,000. The second- and third-highest received $2,500 and $1,000, respectively.

“The holidays are often a time of increased need, and that's amplified for many in our communities this year," said Renee Christoffer, Veridian's President and CEO. "We hope Spark the Spirit will bring attention to that need and encourage us all to give locally."

Checks were presented to twelve organizations across Iowa and eastern Nebraska just in time for Giving Tuesday, December 1. Recipient organizations in each region are listed below.

Waterloo/Cedar Falls
Cedar Bend Humane Society - $5,000
Otter Creek Animal Shelter - $2,500
House of Hope - $1,000

Cedar Rapids/Iowa City
Balance Autism - $5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids and East Central Iowa - $2,500
Cedar Valley Humane Society - $1,000

Council Bluffs/Omaha
Latino Center of the Midlands - $5,000
Heartland Hope Mission - $2,500
Chariots 4 Hope - $1,000

Des Moines Metro
AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport - $5,000
Meals from the Heartland - $2,500
Al Exito - $1,000


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