HOW TO HELP: Donate, volunteer to help flood victims across the region

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Organizations, churches, and agencies around the region are working to collect donations — items and funds — to help those in the area who have been affected by the recent floods.

Here's where you can go to donate time, money, or other resources:

American Red Cross of Nebraska & Southwest Iowa


DONATE | VOLUNTEER | GIVE BLOOD

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American Red Cross


GIVE: redcross.org | Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 | 1-800-RED-CROSS

Donations can also be mailed to:

    American Red Cross
    2912 S. 80th Ave.
    Omaha NE 68124

Want to help others affected by a disaster? Join the American Red Cross disaster action team. Upcoming training sessions around the region:

  • 5-9 p.m. Monday at the Omaha Red Cross office, 2912 S. 80th Ave.
  • Noon-5 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Red Cross office, 220 Oakcreek Drive, Lincoln

The Salvation Army – Omaha

DONATION DROP-OFF: The Salvation Army is collecting donations at the former Canfield's store, at 84th and Center, in the coming days for distribution in northeast Nebraska and Southwest Iowa.

The temporary donation center will be open from noon to 6 p.m. this week. Household items needed include: mops, buckets, work gloves, rakes, shovels, bleach, and other cleaning items.

Other suggested donations include: bottled water, sports drinks, and snacks.

Items will be distributed from Omaha to those in Nebraska and Iowa who have been affected by the ongoing flooding, according to the Salvation Army release.

Those interested in making monetary donations can do so at salvationarmy.org

Other ways to give: VOLUNTEER | DONATE AIR MILES | DONATE GOODS | LEARN MORE

The Salvation Army – Council Bluffs


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Other ways to give: VOLUNTEER | DONATE AIR MILES | DONATE GOODS | LEARN MORE

Lifegate Church


The church is encouraging sign-ups for people who want to help with cleanup efforts after flood waters recede. [SIGN UP]

Mills County Emergency Management


Donations can be made online via the Omaha Community Foundation website:
    1. Select "Southwest Iowa Funds" in the first drop-down menu.
    2. Select "Mills County Flood Fund" in the second drop-down menu.

Of mail a check payable to the "Mills County Flood Fund" to:
    Mills County Community Foundation
    3555 Farnam St., Suite 222
    Omaha NE 68131

Apply for support: Applications to receive funds from this donation pool will be available at Mills County Public Health starting March 25; and will be posted online to the Mills County website.

Nebraska Farm Bureau

Nebraska Farm Bureau has set up a Disaster Relief Fund at its foundation to provide emergency aid to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by recent storms and flooding.

According to its website: "100% of the donations will be distributed to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by the disasters."

DONATE: Give online

AGRICULTURE DISASTER EXCHANGE: A place for Farm Bureau members to seek and offer help, as well as share information during tough times. [POST]

NEED HELP? Apply for aid: Details and application

Nebraska Cattlemen


The organization is collecting donations — monetary and agricultural support — to be distributed to Nebraska cattle producers affected by the recent floods and other natural disasters.

HOW TO GIVE
Download a donation form

Write a check to "Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund," and mail it to:

    Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund
    4611 Cattle Drive
    Lincoln NE 68521

AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT
If you would like to donate hay, feed, fencing materials, or volunteer help or equipment; or if you are seeking assistance yourself, call the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 1-800-831-0550.

Be prepared to share your name, contact information, type and number of livestock, location — including your county of resident — what assistance you are seeking and how urgent your need is.

MORE: Federal disaster assistance resources

Great Plains Auto Body


The business is collecting clean-up supplies at a few locations around the Omaha-metro area.

7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at the following locations

  • 14540 Grover St.
  • 145th & Industrial Road
  • 10921 Emmet St.
  • 109th & Maple streets
  • 1328 35th Ave., Lake Manawa

7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at the following locations

  • 4103 Leavenworth St.
  • 42nd & Leavenworth streets