The devastation of the May 6, 1975 tornado will be remembered by many today. When that deadly twister hit Omaha, it left a 10 mile path of destruction through the core of the city. After the shock, Omahans pulled together to help one another in the clean-up effort. Michelle Moyes-Dill is the executive director of Together Inc. (ink) and says that effort sparked the beginning of this organization.
“There were a number of faith organizations that came together that said I’ve got a shovel, I’ve got a hammer, whatever you need and we’ll help. Out of that, they saw there was a need beyond this disaster.”
Moyes-Dill says these organizations decided there were many other people who needed help with the day to day “tornados” that hit their lives.
“We will sit down with people, especially those seeking rent assistance or other financial assistance from us and we help them figure out what resources they have.”
Moyes-Dill says countless people need help on a daily basis.
“We are there to help people at the end of the month when they are trying to figure out do I pay my rent, my utilities or put food on the table because all I have left in the cupboard is one pack of Raman noodles.)
Together Inc. today is hosting a public ceremony at their 16th and Cass Street location in Omaha.