The Husker Men's Basketball team wants to help the victims of the region's recent historic flooding, which has impacted thousands of families across Nebraska and Southwest Iowa.
Nebraska basketball is encouraging all Nebraskans to help in the relief efforts. At the Nebraska vs. Butler NIT game on Wednesday night, the Red Cross and Nebraska Athletics volunteers and student-athletes will collect cash donations inside all entrances of Pinnacle Bank Arena when the doors open at 6:30 until just after tip-off. One hundred percent of the funds collected at the game will go toward Nebraska/Southwest Iowa flood relief.
Fans can also text “red cross” to 90999 to immediately donate $10 to support disasters such as floods and countless other crises and can also donate at redcross.org
The Red Cross is currently focused on shelter operations, providing a safe place to stay, a place to sleep, hot meals and referrals to partner agencies to those who have been displaced from their home due to the flooding.
To date, specific to the Nebraska-Southwest Iowa flooding disaster, the Red Cross has provided:
- 27 shelters, to accommodate 2,192 shelter stays across Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
- More than 5,900 meals and 6,200 snacks
- Over 150 comfort and cleanup kits