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.
"Your gift enables us to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters," the organization tweeted Thursday.
To make a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief:
Call 1-800-RED CROSS
Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
The Salvation Army is also collecting donations to go toward flood relief efforts. Crews are working in the shelters in Norfolk, Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa, organizing supplies in Fort Dodge, Iowa and organizing volunteers and supply transport in Omaha.
The organization is assisting at relief shelters and organizing donations to be distributed to evacuees. They are also organizing flood-cleanup kits and preparing for weekend flood possibilities.
Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska says it his accepting monetary donations to assist those affected by the horrific and ongoing flood/storm damage in Nebraska. Checks may be mailed to them at their administrative offices (2241 O St. Lincoln NE 68510) OR via their website. 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.
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Trinity Lutheran Church-Mo Synod is currently being set up as an emergency shelter for flood victims. We are asking for prepackaged food item donations. "We CANNOT accept home made food of any kind!! Suggested food items are granola bars, chips, cookies, (in single serving size) as well as bottled water, shampoo, bar soap, blankets, towels, and shovels. All item need to be brought to United Way at 445 E 1st Street."
The Grand Island Community Foundation has established a Disaster Relief Fund for Central Nebraska. Funds will be available for the local area to assist with relief related to the disastrous flooding seen in the Central Nebraska area. Those wishing to contribute to the fund can do that at www.gicf.org. GICF will be in contact with local communities to distribute the funds.
Flood waters were threatening Wood River on Friday and Hall county officials were asking for volunteers to help with sandbagging. The Hall County Emergency Management office had asked that volunteers park in downtown Wood River and report to Nelson Winkle at Wood River city hall. People with questions could contact the Wood River Fire Department at 308-583-2541.
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