Nebraska Flood Relief

Nebraska Flood Relief

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The devastating floods across the state have left many of our friends and neighbors in need of assistance. Because Nebraskans are some of the most caring and compassionate people in the world, those not directly impacted by the floods want to know how they can help. As of now, most communities and the agencies helping them are still in the midst of dealing with the immediate emergency. When the water recedes and communities are ready, we will do everything we can to notify you of volunteer opportunities. 

Please be careful when donating through social media and using crowdfunding sites. Scammers can use these tools to take advantage of a disaster to make money. Instead consider a donation to a reputable and qualified charity.

For now, the best way to help is to donate funds to agencies responding to the disaster. Listed below are some of the agencies and organizations coordinating relief efforts. 
 

Nebraska Strong

www.nebraska.gov/nebraska-strong: Help in connecting those in need with people offering resources. This is a partnership with NEMA and the Nebraska Preparedness Partnership. Governor Ricketts has proclaimed Friday “#NebraskaStrong Day.”

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Rebuild the Heartland

100% of your donations go to nonprofits that work directly with the communities impacted by the floods. This fund will support nonprofits working to address:

  • Implementing community development solutions such as housing, neighborhood revitalization or small business assistance
  • Addressing and improving health and human services needs
  • Cleaning up and protecting natural and environmental resources
  • Strengthening infrastructure critical to a healthy community

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Red Cross
The American Red Cross of Nebraska & Southwest Iowa is encouraging residents who want to help others during these floods to donate to their relief fund.

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  • To make a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief: Visit redcross.org and selecting 'I want to Support Disaster Relief'
  • Call 1-800-RED CROSS
  • Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
  • Mail check to American Red Cross, 2912 S. 80th Ave., Omaha NE 68124

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is in action in northeast Nebraska and western Iowa working alongside first responders and authorities to provide relief to victims of the widespread flooding. You can help relief efforts by making a donation. CLICK TO DONATE

United Way of the Midlands
100% of every donation to the Nebraska/Iowa Flood Relief Fund will be directed to nonprofit programs meeting people’s needs for emergency shelter, food and more. Donors will have the opportunity to direct their gift to a specific community within Nebraska or Iowa if they so wish. CLICK TO DONATE

  • You can text FLOODRELIEF (all caps, no space) to 41444 or visit https://bit.ly/2CqmEeZ to donate now.
  • United Way of the Midlands encourages everyone in need of assistance to call 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898211 or visit www.ne211.org. The 2-1-1 Helpline will be available 24/7 for the immediate future.

Omaha Rapid Response

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Catholic Social Services
Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska is accepting monetary donations to assist those affected by ongoing flood/storm damage in Nebraska. Checks can be mailed to them at their administrative offices at 2241 O St. Lincoln NE 68510.

  • If donating by check, be sure to list "flood relief" in your check memo. If donating online, designate "flood relief" in the "specific designation for your gift" field.

Nebraska Department of Agriculture
If you have hay, feed stuffs, fencing materials, equipment, etc. that you are willing to donate, please contact the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 1-800-831-0550. Be prepared to share your name, contact information and what you have that you are willing to donate and the amount, along with your location. NDA staff will be gathering this information and identifying needs to react accordingly, including the use of the National Guard and other state resources.

Nebraska Cattlemen
100% of all donations received will be distributed to Nebraska cattle producers affected by natural disasters, including recent wet weather events. CLICK TO DONATE

  • If you would like to write a check, make it out to Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to: Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund, 4611 Cattle Drive, Lincoln, NE 68521

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Counseling and information is available through the Nebraska Family Helpline at 1-888-866-8660 and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration hotline at 1-800-985-5990. The Nebraska Rural Response Hotline for counseling help is 1-800-464-0258.

Nebraska Farm Bureau
The Nebraska Farm Bureau has established a disaster relief fund and launched the Agriculture Disaster Exchange portal to connect farmers, ranchers and agricultural communities with help. To donate or apply for aid from the Disaster Relief Fund, or to use the Agriculture Disaster Exchange portal, visit www.nefb.org/disaster.

Nebraska Community Foundations

 
 
 
Businesses can call the U.S. Chamber’s Disaster Help Desk for Business at 1-888-692-4943.

NEMA has set up a hotline for general questions from the public.  The number is 402-817-1551.

For all other needs for assistance call 211.