Sons of Italy Omaha rebuild fund

$2,700 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 16 months
On the afternoon of 1/13/2017 a fire suddenly erupted at the Sons of Italy Hall located at 1238 S. 10th St in Omaha, Nebraska. This was a two alarm fire which was rapidly brought under control by the Omaha Fire Department. There was extensive internal damage to the structure which is owned by the State Lodge of Nebraska, the State affiliate of the National Order Sons of Italy in America.
   It was decided that it would be cost prohibitive to remove the fire damaged building and start over. So the damaged portion will be removed and we will keep the structurally sound part and rebuild.

   We have selected a contractor to do the work They began work on April 3rd. They estimate work will be completed by the end of the year. We haven’t set an opening date, but will publish it here. The final product will be a beautiful new Sons of Italy Hall of which both the members and the community will be proud.

   Insurance covered much of the building but the  interior furnishings were a total loss, mostly due to smoke damage.    The kitchen received most of the damage.  We need tables and chairs for the dinning hall.  Stoves, grill, stainless steel tables, freezer, cooler, sinks and all the accessories that make up a kitchen.

Steve LaGreca
I have been a member of Sons of Italy since 1994 and am currently the State Recording Secretary.
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After months of trying to get the proper permits from the city, construction began on October 30th. Estimated time of reopening is June 2018.
You can help us by making a donation of $150. This will purchase a dining set, table and four chairs. We neet 75 sets to furnish the dining hall. Talk to your friends and relatives. Maybe you can go in halves with them and purchase a set.
Thank you for your support.
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$2,700 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 16 months
Created April 15, 2017
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$30
P.J. Asta
26 days ago
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In Honor and Remembrance of: Famiglia Asta, Cavalieri, O' Meara and Vangreen

$50
Anonymous
29 days ago
2
2
DP
$150
Don/MaryBeth Park
1 month ago
2
2

Out of respect for Dr. and Marilyn Pruse. Two of the most giving people I know. Nothing but love for them.

CG
$50
Cynde Glantz
1 month ago
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1

This is in honor of my grandfather Carl “Spike” Distefano who was a member.

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
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1
$20
Erik Hanson
1 month ago
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1

I used to come here with my dad, and I want to continue to come in the future.

$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
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PV
$200
Phil Velardi
4 months ago
1
1

I have loved this place for years. Look forward to the re-grand opening this year.

JP
$150
James Pelagatti
5 months ago
2
2

Read about you in Italian America.

MF
$43
Miles Fisher
6 months ago
2
2

Once the new lodge is ready, I'll start planning my trip to Omaha for the College World Series!

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