Nebraskans head to Florida to provide disaster relief; more to leave soon
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraskans from multiple agencies are making their way to Florida to help with disaster relief across the state.
Crews from the Lincoln Electric System departed early Wednesday morning and are expected to arrive in Florida sometime Friday.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross have been in Florida for days preparing for the storm and supporting residents who had to evacuate.
Emergency response vehicles from Omaha and North Platte are also making their way to Florida.
The Red Cross still has volunteers from Nebraska in Puerto Rico to support Hurricane Fiona response efforts.
People interested in supporting those affected by Hurricane Ian can donate online, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word “IAN” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
On Sunday, 30 students studying rescue and relief at Union College will leave to spend a week in Fort Meyers.
The students will help residents clean up and begin steps to prevent additional damage.
You can donate online to support Union College’s response efforts.