Donate to Nebraska Disaster Relief and Recovery

We understand that many of our generous donors want to assist with immediate relief and response to Nebraska flooding. Below is a list of qualified public charities here working on these efforts.

Use caution when donating through crowdfunding websites and social media, as scammers may be looking to take advantage of people’s sympathy. A better option would be to give a tax-deductible donation to a qualified public charity subject to accountability, reporting and oversight.  

Resources for those affected:  Nebraska Emergency Management Agency: https://nema.nebraska.gov/. University of Nebraska Extension:  https://flood.unl.edu/.

You can also visit http://www.nebraska.gov/nebraska-strong/ for information about donating or requesting resources.

The Washington County Long-Term Recovery Team is providing aid and assistance to those in Washington County, Nebraska. For more information, visit www.bereadywashco.org.

Community Foundations--Supporting Relief and for Long-Term Recovery

Nebraska Community Foundation
https://www.nebcommfound.org/give/rebuild-the-heartland-community-fund/
First National Bank has collaborated with NCF to establish this fund and contributed $100,000 to it. First National Bank will match up to $150,000 in additional contributions from other sources.

https://www.nebcommfound.org/give/nebraska-flood-recovery-fund/
The Nebraska Flood Recovery Fund is a collaboration between the Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation and NCF to assist Nebraskans, especially low-income Nebraskans impacted by flooding in 2019, to recover and rebuild their lives

Grand Island Community Foundation  
(greater Hall, Howard and Sherman Counties) 
http://www.gicf.org/ 
Designate the Central Nebraska Disaster Relief Fund 

Custer County Community Foundation 
https://www.custercountyfoundation.org/area-funds 

Kearney Area Community Foundation 
https://www.shorturl.at/gozKY    

Merrick Foundation (Merrick County) 
http://www.merrick-foundation.org/giving.htm  

Valley Days Foundation 
https://bit.ly/2HGs5tS 

Fremont Area Community Foundation
https://www.facfoundation.org/floodreliefrecovery.html

Immediate Relief Organizations

American Red Cross - Donations 
Phone: 1-800-RED CROSS 
Text: Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation 
https://www.redcross.org/local/nebraska.html 

American Red Cross – Volunteering 
https://www.redcross.org/local/nebraska/volunteer.html 

Salvation Army Omaha 
https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/omaha/ 

Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska 
https://www.cssisus.org/ 
or mail check to them at 2241 O St, Lincoln, NE 68510 and put “flood relief” in the memo. 

Nebraska Farm Bureau 
https://www.nefb.org/get-involved/disaster-assistance 

United Way of the Midlands 
https://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/ 

Great Plains United Methodist Conference 
Donations can be made to the Great Plains Disaster Response Fund.
https://www.greatplainsumc.org/great-plains-flood-relief

Lutheran Family Services
https://www.lfsneb.org/flood/?utm_campaign=319&utm_medium=email&utm_source=appeal

Nebraska Preparedness Partnership 
Call Sandra Hobson at 402-979-7207 or email shobson@neprep.org for information about making a donation. 

Legal Aid of Nebraska – Offering free legal help for Nebraska’s low-income flood survivors
http://www.disaster.legalaidofnebraska.org/ or call 1-844-268-5627