The American Red Cross continues its response to the historic flooding that has impacted Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. Since flooding began on March 13, the Red Cross has:
- Provided 4,264 overnight stays in a total of 30 shelters across Nebraska and SW Iowa
- Served nearly 26,000 meals and snacks
- Distributed nearly 1,900 cleaning kits and more than 11,500 emergency relief supplies
The Red Cross will continue to coordinate with community and government agencies to address people’s urgent needs, providing support to those affected and assisting with recovery efforts.
Currently, six shelters remain open:
- Council Bluffs, Iowa (Salem United Methodist Church, 14955 Somerset Avenue)
- Albion, Nebraska (United Methodist Church, 605 West Marango Street)
- Bellevue, Nebraska (Calvary Christian Church, 10100 Cedar Island Road)
- Bristow, Nebraska (American Legion, 304 Prairie Street)
- Fremont, Nebraska (Former JC Penny’s, 1050 E. 23rd Street)
- Omaha, Nebraska (Montclair Community Center, 2304 S. 135th Avenue)
Anyone who has been displaced from their home is urged to come to a shelter. Volunteers are on hand to provide a safe place to stay, a place to sleep, a hot meal and referrals to partner agencies. The shelters will remain open as long as necessary.
Those affected by the flooding and in need of help, can visit redcross.org/neia. Those interested in making a financial donation to support relief efforts can do so by visiting The American Red Cross www.redcross.org/donate and selecting ‘I want to Support Disaster Relief’ or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10. Donations can also be mailed to American Red Cross, 2912 S. 80th Ave., Omaha NE 68124.