LINCOLN, Nebraska (June 23, 2022) – The United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County announced on Thursday a new initiative to help refugees resettle in Lincoln. The Lincoln Resettlement Fund will help families coming from Afghanistan and Ukraine, two countries that have seen significant geopolitical upheaval. The fund will target areas of need such as housing and transportation and supply services such as case management support and childcare.
Ameritas is part of this project and will donate $20,000 through Ameritas Charitable Giving to assist in this effort. One of the five community wellness target areas that Ameritas Charitable Giving has is financial stability, and this resettlement fund from the United Way matches that. Ameritas believes that this area is crucial because it leads to a fulfilling life and to a thriving community.
“Coming to a new city where you may not know anyone can be a difficult experience. The United Way is helping make that transition a little easier with the Lincoln Resettlement Fund. Ameritas wants to ensure that these families have a stable foundation, allowing them to establish financial security in a new community they will call home,” said Liz Ring Carlson, second vice president, corporate communications and community relations.
Lincoln has a long history of welcoming refugees. The United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County estimates that more than 30,000 immigrants and refugees reside in the capitol city, including 446 new Afghan refugees since August 2021 and 65 Ukrainian refugees since February 2022, with additional refugees from the eastern European country expected in the months to come.
Ameritas is a marketing name for Ameritas Mutual Holding Company and its affiliated subsidiary companies, including Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York. Founded in 1887, Ameritas offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses. These products and services include life insurance; annuities; individual disability income insurance; group dental, vision and hearing care insurance; retirement plans; investments; asset management; and public finance. Securities offered through affiliate Ameritas Investment Company LLC., member FINRA/SIPC and investment advisory services offered through the business name of Ameritas Advisory Services.