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Join the Sammy Strong Foundation in their mission to help kids and families fighting pediatric brain cancer. You're invited to the 4th Annual SammyStrong 5K and Homerun Derby at Werner Park in Papillion on Saturday, August 10th! The 5K starts at 8 and the homerun derby at 9. Plus there will be food trucks, face painting and more. It's fun for the whole family. Register, donate or volunteer at gosammystrong.com That's gosammystrong.com Keep Fighting Because Hope is on Deck!

KAT 103.7 and Panda Express invite you to stop by any of their locations around Omaha on August 8th and help support the kids at Children’s Nebraska during Panda Cares Day. 

Panda Express and their customers have helped raise over a million dollars for Children’s Nebraska. So, stop by, get a great meal, and help some great kids with Panda Express, Children’s Nebraska and KAT 103.7!

Panda Express

7052 Dodge St ·

Panda Express

6228 N 72nd St ·

Panda Express

Papillion, NE ·

Panda Express

16920 Evans Plaza ·

Panda Express

17627 Gold Plaza ·

Closeup of Disaster Relief sign at center handing out water

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For those in need of assistance here are some resources and phone numbers:

Red Cross Disaster Relief 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)



Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services: 1-800-SAL-ARMY

Food Bank for the Heartland www.foodbankheartland.org

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency: 402-471-7421

United Way of the Midlands Dial 211


Heartland Family Service 402-552-7400

Iowa Disaster Recovery CLICK HERE

Heartland Hope Mission is actively coordinating support to respond to those across the state of Nebraska, impacted by April's storms. Our West O location has now become a Crisis Response Center and will be open for families needing assistance Monday through Saturday. At this location we will offer extra assistance to families in need, providing a range of essential items, including food, diapers, formula, clothing, hygiene products, and household essentials. We will also be distributing toys to children, aiming to provide them with comfort during this challenging time. You can help by making a donation to help families recover from disaster! CLICK HERE for more info and to donate


 OMAHA, Nebraska (May 23, 2024) – The Salvation Army of Omaha is establishing a Long-Term Tornado Recovery Center in Elkhorn—to further support area residents impacted by the tornado outbreak of April 26.

The Salvation Army will partner with FNBO to set up this center at their bank branch at 3808 N. 203rd St. in Elkhorn (right off 204th & W. Maple Rd.). The center will be staffed by a Salvation Army disaster-relief caseworker. The caseworker will be ready to meet with storm-impacted individuals and families from Douglas and Washington Counties—and connect them with financial support, housing assistance, utility-bill assistance, material-goods assistance, and more.  Please note that food, bottled water, and other storm-relief supplies will not be distributed at the center. 

The Long-Term Tornado Recovery Center will open on Friday, May 24.  Its operating hours will be 9 a.m.-noon and again from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The long-term recovery phase of The Salvation Army’s ongoing tornado-relief operation addresses restoration and rebuilding efforts and includes the dispersal of emergency financial assistance and other support—to help disaster survivors rebuild their lives.   

The Salvation Army sincerely thanks FNBO for its outstanding support in generously providing space for the center.

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