Nebraska mourns the loss of Omaha Police Department Officer Kerrie Orozco. As we cope with this tragedy, many Nebraskans will feel compelled to do what they can to offer help to the Orozco family. Currently, the Omaha Police Department has indicated there are two authorized locations where financial contributions will reach the Orozco family: the Omaha Police Foundation and the Omaha Police Credit Union.
In times like these, it is especially important for Nebraskans to direct their generosity wisely. Internet and social media campaigns can easily be created to look legitimate, but ultimately provide little benefit to those in need. As such, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office has compiled Giving Tips for donors, charities, and fundraising platforms, which outline some of the basic precautions all Nebraskans should take before they give. Especially important to remember: