Lincoln, Neb. — The Lincoln Indian Center is facing another blow as it tries to rebuild community trust and raise money in midst of financial woes.
The center provided food to eligible senior citizens in the area for decades. But it lost a $70,000 government grant this month that helped it stay open.
Board member Marshall Prichard tells the Lincoln Journal Star that keeping the doors open at the center is like flying an airplane while trying to fix it at the same time.
Prichard rejoined the board this summer in hopes of reviving the community center. But after discovering insurmountable unpaid bills and firing the center’s former manager, the center lost the $70,000 grant. The center also lost its role as administrator and distribution site for the federal Commodities Supplemental Food Program.