Thanks, Omaha Gives!
Restoration Exchange raised $4,515 through 154 gifts during Omaha Gives! 2017, the city’s day of giving powered by the Omaha Community Foundation. The organization also earned a $1,000 bonus prize for having the highest number of gifts in its category, raising the final total to $5,515. “This is huge for our organization,” said Restoration Exchange Executive Director Kristine Gerber. “Together we are saving places!” All funds raised will be used to locally landmark two historic properties – watch for an announcement of which properties in a future issue of RExchange.
Restoration Exchange is now registered with AmazonSmile, where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases to the charities selected by customers. So the next time you want to shop online, click here, place your order and benefit Restoration Exchange!
The Cornish Mansion and the Worthington Mansion are now official local landmarks. The Omaha City Council approved the move at its June 20 meeting. “After the loss of Johnson Mortuary, it is comforting and supportive of the city to protect two of the few remaining mansions of Omaha’s original Gold Coast, said Arnie Breslow, manager of the properties with Gina Basile.