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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.

 

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.
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
Local Support:

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:

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