Local group joins forces to help flood victims

North Platte As evacuations continue in eastern Nebraska, two local women are joining in relief efforts to assist families who have been impacted by the floods.

A trailer will be stationed in front of Goodyear Tires at the Platte River Mall at around 3 p.m. to collect supplies through the weekend, or until it is full.

The Facebook group called, "North Platte - Donations for Eastern Nebraska Flooded Areas" was created by Char Merrill-Swalberg and Michelle Whips "Groovy Ganny."

They are asking for the following items:

WATER!!! Bottles or gallon jugs
Hygiene items for men and women
Diapers all sizes
Baby wipes
Baby formula (unopened)
Non perishable food items
Dog/cat food
Animal crates
Coolers
Cots
Sleeping bags
Air mattresses

We are not accepting clothing or homemade food items.

Monetary donations are being accepted via the Red Cross or United Way. Please verify before you donate money!