Family hosts BBQ for Oklahoma victims - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Family hosts BBQ for Oklahoma victims

Posted: Updated:

By: Hannah Paczkowski
hpaczkowski@klkntv.com

A Lincoln family decided to take a summertime classic and use it as a way to raise money for the Red Cross.

"My wife decided to leave town for the weekend and has foolishly left me with the house and I thought what better thing to do than to host a party," Nate Blum said.

This party isn't just about fun, Nate is collecting donations for the victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma.

He says it just seemed like the right thing to do.

"Lincoln has a very generous heart. We give to a lot of things here in the city of Lincoln and we have such a long history with Oklahoma particularly Oklahoma City in that area," Nate said.

In typical bachelor fashion, Nate's asking his friends to do the heavy lifting. They show up with the food, Nate supplies the venue, and everyone donates to help those who are truly in need.

"Bring their own food, and bring their own lawn chairs, and bring your own beverages and bring your checkbook with proceeds again to the American Red Cross," he said.

If you could not attend the barbeque and would like to donate, send a check made out to the American Red Cross to either the organization or 4035 S. 37th St. in Lincoln. To ensure that the money goes to Oklahoma victims, write "Oklahoma" on the memo line.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Train vs. car collision sends one to the hospital Tuesday night

    Train vs. car collision sends one to the hospital Tuesday night

    Train vs. car collision sends one to the hospital Tuesday night

    Tuesday night, a train traveling westbound near Ashland collided with a Jeep Wrangler.

    More >>

    Tuesday night, a train traveling westbound near Ashland collided with a Jeep Wrangler.

    More >>
  • Police: Lincoln home likely to be demolished after copper theft

    Police: Lincoln home likely to be demolished after copper theft

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A Lincoln home is likely to be demolished after police said it was targeted by copper thieves.  The home, near 6th and F street was recently bought by the company TMCO. Police said when a manager for that company checked the property on Monday, he found extensive damage.  The victim said there were several holes in the walls and floors of every room in the home and the entire house was covered in insulation.  ...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A Lincoln home is likely to be demolished after police said it was targeted by copper thieves.  The home, near 6th and F street was recently bought by the company TMCO. Police said when a manager for that company checked the property on Monday, he found extensive damage.  The victim said there were several holes in the walls and floors of every room in the home and the entire house was covered in insulation.  ...More >>
  • UPDATE: Police investigating at robbery at a southeast Lincoln Hy-Vee

    UPDATE: Police investigating at robbery at a southeast Lincoln Hy-Vee

    It happened just before 1:00 p.m. near 71st and Pioneers Boulevard.  

    More >>

    It happened just before 1:00 p.m. near 71st and Pioneers Boulevard.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.