Last month, Community Action was forced to cancel its biggest fundraiser of the year.
Much to the disappointment of the organization and those who look forward to the annual Cheeseburger in Paradise event in Lincoln, the agency is reeling and Breann Titus says the loss will be roughly $25,000.
While the event will not go on, Titus says they encouraged their donors to contribute to other efforts within the agency that have been so important during the coronavirus shut down.
Money lost from the influx of cash brought by Cheeseburger in Paradise is going to have a trickle-down impact on their budget but also programming. Titus says they will pursue grant opportunities but it may not be enough to make up for where the fundraising dollars end up.
Titus says they will have some challenges to make up that revenue loss but will work to do things down the road to try to close that gap.