CHAD Collects Face Masks for Nebraska Healthcare Workers

Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD;, an organization that raises funds for 21 health charities across Nebraska, joined an effort in May to collect face masks for the state’s healthcare workers. The drive, organized by the Nebraska Health Care Association, aimed to collect 5,000 cloth face masks.

“We have been touched by the generosity of so many people who have made masks and brought them to our Omaha office,” said CHAD President and CEO Michelle Grossman. “It’s an honor to be part of this initiative.”

In addition to collecting face masks, the Nebraska Health Care Association—of which CHAD charity, the Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association, is a member—shipped face shields and distributed hand sanitizer as part of its COVID-19 relief efforts.

Grossman said local nonprofits have played a key role in supporting vulnerable Nebraskans during the pandemic.

“From providing online support groups for people with chronic health issues to safely collecting blood donations in a time of urgent need, our member charities are doing vital work to keep Nebraskans healthy,” Grossman said.

CHAD is a local, donor-designation-driven organization and has been raising funds for Nebraska’s premier health charities since 1972. Since its inception, CHAD has raised $58.12 million for charities supporting those in need. For more information or to learn about the organization’s achievements, visit or call (402) 614-8500. You also can connect with CHAD on social media (@CHADNebraska).