Heartland REACT

When Seconds Count. . .

aka Heartland REACT   |   Omaha, NE   |  www.heartlandreact.com

Mission

REACT primarily works as an extension of local Emergency Management and National Weather Service. It's primary purpose is dedicated to public safety in all types of situations.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are currently recruiting new members (& Jr. Members with adult) for our March training class at the American Red Cross (2912 S 80th Ave, Omaha, NE 68124). To officially RSVP, you must visit https://www.heartlandreact.com/join-us/

Ruling year info

1976

President

Mr Jeremy Barrett

Main address

PO Box 540735

Omaha, NE 68154 USA

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EIN

51-0230575

NTEE code info

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

REACT primarily works as an extension of local Emergency Management and National Weather Service. Its primary purpose is dedicated to public safety in all types of situations. We also help with Heart Walk, Omaha Corporate Cup Run, Offutt Air Show, Corporate Cycling Challenge, various parades and many other events in a 40 mile radius. Although many of these events are non-emergency, we are able to help those who have emergency needs by providing radio contact with the event coordinators.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

REACT

We also help with Heart Walk, Omaha Corporate Cup Run, Offutt Air Show, Corporate Cycling Challenge, various parades and many other events in a 40 mile radius. Although these many of these events are non-emergent, we are able to help those who have emergency needs by providing radio contact with the event coordinators.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

REACT

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of volunteers is rising steadily. Covid really hurt our year due to lack of training classes.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Heartland REACT is the home of the SKYWARN Weather Spotters who are “on-duty” 24 hours a day during severe weather season. Whenever severe weather is eminent for the area, the Spotter Network is activated by the National Weather Service through the Team’s Weather Officer. Within minutes of the initial call, the team is out and rolling to Watch-points throughout Douglas, Sarpy, and Saunders Counties. A REACT Spotter was the first to report the May, 1975 Tornado which enabled Civil Defense to sound the sirens soon enough to give citizens those extra few precious seconds to get to safety. Spotters put their lives on the line each and every time they go out.

Heartland REACT also has a Search and Rescue Unit ready to assist law enforcement agencies, a wintertime 4×4 patrol, and a bicycle safety unit all within its organization.



Presently, there are more than 50 active members of Heartland REACT who volunteer year around.

Heartland REACT also has a Search and Rescue Unit ready to assist law enforcement agencies, a wintertime 4×4 patrol, and a bicycle safety unit all within its organization.



Presently, there are more than 50 active members of Heartland REACT who volunteer year around.

Heartland REACT is excited to announce we received a grant from @WalmartGiving to maintain and repair communication equipment.

Press Release Here


Heartland REACT’s assistance was requested in an emergency situation to help relocate hundreds of Omaha residents living in life threatening conditions; including but not limited to: gas leaks, carbon monoxide threats, electrical problems, physical deterioration of the units, rodents and insects containing disease. The tenants include an estimated 175 children, and they may be forced to remain in the community centers in coming days until more permanent housing can be arranged.

The city initiated a mobilization not unlike that of a post-disaster relief plan.

Announcements from the event are recorded here: WOWT News and KETV

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Heartland REACT

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Derek Loseke

Heartland REACT

Term: 2019 - 2021

Derek Loseke

Heartland REACT

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/31/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.