The numbers are in and the numbers are good. The Pizza for Pilger campaign raised more than $80,000 to help the storm-battered community in its recovery.
Twenty-six restaurants participated in the Pizza for Pilger campaign, a one-day effort in which proceeds from cheese pizza sales were earmarked to help tornado victims.
On Monday, the Salvation Army, along with representatives from the participating restaurants met at Ragazzi's Pizza to announce the amount raised.
A few Pilger residents even made the trip down for the announcement and to say thanks.
Pilger’s Angela Denton said, "We're just a small town in northeast Nebraska and for Omaha to recognize us is just, we could never, I don't think, put our feelings into words how thankful we are that we have been thought about."
The pizzas sold were priced at $12 each. All of the money raised will go to Pilger. The Salvation Army will be in charge of how it's distributed.
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