Over the past week much of the state has experienced tragedy as floods have submerged homes, farms and communities. Bridges have been swept away, roads have been eroded, lives have been changed.
In order to help restore some hope, we have put together ways you can help the victims of this natural disaster. Remember when donating to make sure you are giving to a trusted organization and not a scam. To learn how to ensure you’re doing this, read this note from Attorney General Doug Peterson.
Some trusted organizations you can donate to include:
- The Salvation Army
- Red Cross
- Local United Way
- Nebraska Department of Agriculture
- Nebraska Cattlemen
- Local Community Foundations
- Nebraska Farm Bureau
- Nebraska Preparedness Partnerships
Governor Pete Ricketts also suggests reaching out to your county’s Emergency Management Director/Coordinator which can be found the on Nebraska Emergency Management Agency here. The NEMA website also can help provide great information for situations like these including where to find Red Cross shelters and health resources.
Remember to check in with your favorite local charities and organizations to see what they are accepting in relief. Many local religious organizations and charities are working hard to provide support and relief. Be patient as their resources may be limited when organizing efforts of this magnitude .
Many locals restaurants are giving back too. On Wednesday, March 20th, from 5 pm to 9 pm the Raising Canes in Lincoln, Fremont, Norfolk, Grand Island, Kearney, and North Platte will giving 15 percent of their sales to The Salvation Army. They will also be serving as a donation drop site through Sunday. The Omaha locations will running the 15 percent giving on Wednesday, March 27th, from 5 pm to 9 pm.
Honest Abe’s will giving a free order of freedom fries to any person who donates non-perishable goods, cases of bottled water, cleaning supplies, hygiene supplies and pre-packaged snack items for the flood victims from Tuesday, March 19th through Friday, March 22nd.
Pillar Restaurant Group is accepting item dropoffs on Tuesday, March 19th from 11 am to 10 pm at their locations: Venue Restaurant and Lounge, Piedmont Bistro by Venue, Cactus Modern Mexican & Catina by Venue. They are working with Silverhawk Aviation to get the supplies to their needed locations.
Nebraska continues to show why it is a truly special place to live. Remember to stay #NebraskaStrong and continue to help our families, friends, and neighbors as this will leave an impact for months to years.