The Pilger Relief & Rebuild Fund has been established to help the victims of Monday’s tornadoes.
You can make a cash donation via Facebook (search for Pilger Relief & Rebuild Fund) or online at heartlandunitedway.org. Money may also be donated at any Midwest Bank location. All donations are tax-deductible.
For those wishing to volunteer in Pilger, go to Wisner-Pilger High School to be shuttled into town. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have a photo ID to register on-site. Once registered, volunteers will be directed to areas of greatest need. At this time, the shuttles are scheduled to run through Saturday.
For those who want to donate supplies, organizers are requesting gift cards to most efficiently help families meet their individual needs. As most of current efforts are focused on hauling away items from the disaster area, it is easier to handle the distribution of gift cards. Gift cards can be sent to Midwest Bank, c/o Pilger Relief & Rebuild Fund, 114 West Main Street, Pierce, Nebraska 68767.
The Applebee’s restaurant in Norfolk will be donating 20 percent of all sales on Mondays and Tuesdays in June and July to the Red Cross to help storm victims.
“The tornadoes affected so many in our community and this is one way we can support all of the families and businesses as they work to rebuild,” said Porter Apple Company owner Todd Porter.
Red Cross volunteers deployed across the region continue to assist with disaster response. Its fundraising campaign begins on Monday.