Updated: Flood Relief Fundraisers/Drives; Let Us Help Share the Information!

Updated: Flood Relief Fundraisers/Drives; Let Us Help Share the Information!

Photo: Nebraska State Patrol

CUSTER COUNTY–In one part of the state Nebraskans saw nearly two feet of snow and on the other side of the state people had to be rescued by boat as they watched their homes, belongings, and memories be washed away. The pain and loss these people feel is something very few of us can comprehend, but as Nebraskans we want to do our part in helping relieve some of that pain.

Many fundraisers have already started by helping those who have lost so much. We want to help get the word out to those interested in donating to relief efforts.

If an organization or business has started a fundraiser for flood relief or is looking to start one, let us help you to get the word out! Send information regarding the drives, donation locations, or fundraising efforts to (308) 872-5881; gavin@sandhillsexpress.cominfo@sandhillsexpress.com

Please include the name of the organization, the dates of the drive , the city where the drive will take place, items accepted, contact information, and any other pertinent information you would like to be shared.

Flood Relief Fundraisers (as of 03/20/2019):

American Red Cross: Area residents can donate at redcross.org/local/nebraska. Monetary donations are better than material goods, which are hard to distribute.

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.

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.

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