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Help Now – Nebraska Blizzard & Flood Relief | Rural Radio Network

Help Now – Nebraska Blizzard & Flood Relief

Governor Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, and State Senators visited Fremont, Niobrara, and Lynch as they surveyed the impact of historic flooding.

There are many charities available to help with disaster relief.

 

Below are links to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  These organizations accept donations for both current and future relief efforts.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS

 

 

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SALVATION ARMY

 

 

Listed below are organizations that are accepting donations for current disaster relief.

McDonald’s Fundraiser – March 22, 2019
  • McDonald’s Restaurants across Nebraska and in
    Western Iowa are taking part in a flood fundraiser on Friday. McDonald’s will donate 10 percent of sales to local Red Cross Chapters and other organizations in need. Anticipated proceeds from the fundraiser are expected to exceed $100,000. Click Here for more information.
NEBRASKA FARM BUREAU – DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Disaster Relief Fund

  • Purpose: To provide emergency aid to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by recent storms and flooding.

Agriculture Disaster Exchange

  • Like a “want ad” page, the page provides a place for Farm Bureau members to seek and offer help, as well as share information during tough times.
  • Have extra hay to sell or donate to help a producer recover from the blizzard? Post it.
Farm Rescue
  • Nebraska Flood Relief – Hay | Hay Hauling Assistance
  • Farm Rescue will provide hay and hay hauling to affected Nebraska livestock producers. Click the link above for the online application. Hay will be provided on a first come first serve basis as it becomes available.
  • Donate to Farm Rescue
  • If you have hay to donate to affected Nebraska livestock contact Farm Rescue using the link.  Farm Rescue is also looking for drivers and tractor/trailers to help haul hay in Nebraska.
LEGAL AID
  • Nebraskans hit by this week’s flooding have many challenges ahead, but free legal help is available through Legal Aid’s Disaster Relief Project. CLICK HERE or or by calling the Disaster Relief Hotline at 1-844-268-5627.  If you are an attorney and want to volunteer to help disaster survivors, please apply here.
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES OF SOUTHERN NEBRASKA
  • Accepting donations for victims of the Nebraska floods.
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
  • Accepting donations for victims of the Nebraska floods. Be sure to put this number #975/420101 on your donations. EVERY PENNY of this donation goes to this disaster in Nebraska. We raise all our administrative costs in other ways and by using the above # you are giving only to a specific disaster. Donations can be dropped off at any Methodist church.
UNITED WAY OF THE MIDLANDS
  • United Way of the Midlands is asking the community to support those impacted by flooding.
NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN
NEBRASKA FSA DISASTER INFORMATION

 

NEBRASKA FFA FOUNDATION STORM RELIEF FUND
NEBRASKA BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Local Support:

South Central Cattlemen:

  • Stuff the Truck at Tractor Supply, Hastings, Nebraska, March 22nd, 5 to 7 PM. Click Here for more information.

 

Dawson County:

      • Tyson Fresh Meats of Lexington, Plum Creek Market Place, Orthman Community YMCA and Lexington Regional Health Center are working together to aid in disaster relief.  Click Here for information.
      • Lexington Boy Scout Troop 88 – Water Donation Drive – Drop off water bottles at the Comfort Inn, Lexington.
      • Dawson Tire & Wheel, Gothenburg, is hosting a supply drive. Click Here for more information.

Custer County:

Kearney:

Franklin:

      • Franklin FFA & Franklin 4-H – Collection of donations for farmers and livestock producers. CLICK HERE

Gibbon:

      •  Gibbon Area Relief Fund – For current needs contact Jon Wymer at 308-238-1920 / jon@gibbonbaptist.org or Abby Lambert 308-468-5210 / lambertsrx1@gmail.com.

Butler County Sheriff’s Office

      • Donations for flood victims can be brought to the Event Center at the Bulter County Fairgrounds. If you have been affected by the flood please come and get any items you need. We have cleaning products, clothing, paper products, hygiene products, food. The sheriff’s office is taking donations in for the next few days.

Columbus:

    • Columbus Sales Pavilion is a source to drop & pick up hay and fencing supplies.  More information can be found by calling 402-564-3231