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Hotline Wine Event Helps Extend Hours of Chatting and Texting Services

For the ​seventh year, the Southwest Omaha Rotary Club hosted the Fine Wine and Hors d’oeuvres tasting and silent auction to benefit the Boys Town National Hotline on Thursday, October 8.

More than 375 people gathered at The Club at Indian Creek in Elkhorn, Nebraska, for a night of fun for a good cause. Silent and live auction items were available to bid on and each guest was able to sample an array of wines.

In year’s past, money from this event went towards a new texting system for the Hotline. Last year, the Hotline was able to implement this new system and have been able to help numerous families since the inception. From March 2014-July 2015 over 250,000 messages were sent to the Hotline using the new texting service. Money raised this year will allow the Hotline to extend the hours that texting and chatting services for teens that need them the most are available.

“Thanks to generous donors and events like this, we were able to implement this valuable service that allows people to contact us who otherwise couldn’t,” said Ginny Gohr, Director of the Boys Town National Hotline. “I am glad I was able to share the success of the new texting service with all of our attendees along with one of our recent teen public services announcements and a few animated videos depicting true stories from teens that we have helped.”

Thanks again to the Southwest Omaha Rotary Club for hosting a successful event, and to those who attended. The generosity and support from so many has enabled the Hotline to grow for more than 25 years and continue to help save children and heal families.