How can I help?
Adams: Freeman High School will be collecting Donations this week through Sunday, March 24.
American Red Cross: Area residents can donate at redcross.org/local/nebraska. Monetary donations are better than material goods, which are hard to distribute.
Auburn: Auburn High School is accepting toiletries, food water and monetary donations to bring to North Bend, Neb. The Bulldogs played North Bend Central in the Class C1 State Championship on March 9.
Boyd County: Monetary donations for Boyd County can be sent to Nebraska State Bank, PO Box 75, Lynch NE 68746
Columbus: Skeeter Barnes in Columbus is taking donations. If you are in need of something, you can call 402-562-0030 from 10am – 10pm. They have baby –adult clothes, car seats, shoes, canned food, water available. Delivery may be available.
Columbus: 1C Church is accepting donations of water and cleaning supplies.
Columbus: Monetary donations can be made to the Columbus/Platte County Area Disaster Fund through First National Bank.
Culver’s: On Wednesday, March 27, all Nebraska Culver’s restaurants will donate 20% of sales to the American Red Cross – Nebraska Flood Relief.
Elgin: The schools are a drop-off point for non-perishable items for Niobrara. What residents there need the most of now is non-perishable items. Items suggested are clothing, fans (to help dry out areas), cleaning items and more common household items.
If you have items you would like to donate, they can be dropped off at the offices at PJCC/St. Boniface and Elgin Public School.
HyVee: Round-Up for Flood Relief – when you check out, round up your total amount to help Nebraska recover! Hy-Vee will be matching up to $50,000. The money will be given to the American Red Cross to be distributed throughout the state.
Laurel: Laurel-Concord Ministerial Association is accepting donations for disaster relief. They are seeking hygiene, household, work supplies, and food. See entire list of needs on the flyer. Donations can be dropped off at the Laurel Auditorium Monday -Friday 8am-5pm. After hour donations can be arranged (see flyer.) Checks can also be made out to the Laurel-Concord Ministerial Association with Disaster Relief in the memo.
Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund: Accepting monetary donations for cattle producers impacted by the current natural disasters. You can download a donation form at here or mail a check to Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund, 4611 Cattle Drive, Lincoln, NE 68521.
Nebraska City: Donation stops have been set up at Tractor Supply Company and The Dollar Tree. The Dollar Tree is matching item-for-item donations purchased at the store. The Nebraska City Middle School Student Council is also accepting donations at the school.
Nebraska Farm Bureau: A Disaster Relief Fund has been established at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation to provide emergency aid to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by recent storms and flooding. 100% of the donations will be distributed to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by the disasters. To donate or apply for aid from the Disaster Relief Fund, utilize the Agriculture Disaster Exchange portal, or access other disaster assistance resources, visit www.nefb.org/disaster.
Newman Grove: Community Caring Hearts is sponsoring a matching fund campaign up to $5,000 for all funds received by April 15, 2019. Donations can be mailed to: Bank of Newman Grove, Att: Connie, P.O. Box 479, Newman Grove, NE 68758. Make checks payable to “We Care Fund.” Click for full flyer.
Niobrara: There has been a relief fund account set up at Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Please send donations to: Niobrara Relief Fund, % F & M State Bank, PO Box 229, Niobrara NE 68760. **Please be advised that this route for donation is recommended as there has been reports and concerns of fraudulent Niobrara Relief Go-Fund-Me pages.
Norfolk: Divots Sandbar will be serving chili through March 31 and will donate $1 for each bowl of chili purchased. This money will go to the Red Cross. Norfolk Lodge & Suites will donate $5 from each night’s stay through 3/31. This donation will go to the Orphan Grain Train to help victims of Nebraska Flooding.
Norfolk: First United Methodist Church is seeking monetary donations to help purchase items left behind by the Pierce Premier Estates & Madison House residents who were evacuated. Cash or checks can be given in the church office, 406 West Phillip Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Norfolk: Donations can be dropped off at Norfolk Arts Center during regular business hours, 10-6 Tuesday-Friday and 10-4 on Saturday’s. Donations will be delivered daily to the Salvation Army of Norfolk. Items needed by families affected by the floods are: cleaning supplies, gloves, mops, brooms, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, and diapers. Gift cards and cash donations will be accepted as well, all cash will be used to purchase gift cards for families in need.
Norfolk: Donations to the Norfolk Area United Way through the Bank on Nebraska Strong Flood Relief Fund will be used to assist local efforts to help people with emergency needs and to aid in their recovery efforts. Donations can be made at USBank, Midwest Bank, Elkhorn Valley Bank, BankFirst or at www.norfolkareaunitedway.com
Orphan Grain Train: Accepting donations for the relief of families devastated by the flood waters in Nebraska. Donate online at www.ogt.org click the Donate button and choose your donation to go to Nebraska Floods or mail your donation marked for Nebraska Floods to: Orphan Grain Train, PO Box 1466, Norfolk, NE 68702.
Pierce: Midwest Bank in Pierce has established a “Pierce Flood Relief” account to accept donations. A management team of local community leaders has been put together to help manage and direct the use of the funds. Donations can be made at any Midwest Bank location or mailed to Midwest Bank, PO Box 219, Pierce, NE 68767
Plainview: The 10th Annual Plainview FFA Tractor Parade will be a Flood Relief Drive on Thursday, March 28. They will be doing a “backward parade” meaning they won’t be throwing out candy, but taking in donations for the flood-affected communities on trailers through the parade. The parade will begin between the 2 schools at 4pm, and travel down West Street to Locust and north to the Manor. Donations will also be accepted throughout the week at the school Ag Shop.
Tecumseh: Fire Dept is accepting donations of cleaning products, water, clothing.
Verdigre: Neala Boyer has organized a fundraiser for the Ruzicka Homestead which lost the 5th generation family farm and home in the flooding. Here is a link to the Go Fund Me page: https://bit.ly/2TenLUs
Verdigre: The following items are needed for the community: firewood for 2 families, propane for the ZCBJ Hall, Library and Legion Hall, dehumidifiers, fans, lawn mowers, storage shelves (LOTS) for businesses-garages-basements. At football field, the school lost a minivan, industrial lawn mower, two pop coolers, two freezers, popcorn machine, set of speakers, roasters and more. Call 402-358-0986 to donate.
Verdigre: Disaster Relief Fund has been set up at Pinnacle Bank, 400 Main Street, Verdigre, NE 68783. 402-668-2205
United Way of the Midlands: Has established the Nebraska & Iowa Flood Relief Fund. One hundred percent of every donation will be given to nonprofit programs that provide shelter, food and other services in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Go to unitedwaymidlands.org/floodrelief or text FLOODRELIEF to 41444. United Way also is helping flood victims in Nebraska and southwest Iowa through its 211 Helpline.
Volunteering: If you want to volunteer in a specific town to help with flood relief, you are asked to call that town’s city offices.
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