#NebraskaStrong: Ricketts unveils website to help people send and receive donations

Governor Pete Ricketts announced a new website to help connect Nebraskans who need relief or who want to help. 

The website allows you to donate resources and money, as well as request resources. 

“Nebraska’s response to the flooding has been incredible as neighbors have been stepping up to help one another,” Ricketts said.  “We are working to bring new resources online on a daily basis as we start the long road to recovery.  Together, we will rebuild and keep our communities strong and growing.”

Nebraskans can request anything from housing to tools. All requests will be reviewed by the Nebraska Preparedness Partnership before being posted. Once reviewed, they’ll be posted for the public to see and fulfill. 

Members of the public who want to help provide relief are encouraged to monitor the website for new requests.

The website was created by Nebraska Interactive at no cost to the state.

The website is one of numerous resources available for Nebraskans seeking help.  Among others, Nebraskans are encouraged to utilize these resources:

  • NEMA has set up a hotline for general questions from the public.  The number is 402-817-1551.
  • Nebraskans needing property cleanup can contact the Crisis Clean Up Hotline: 833-556-2476.
  • Farmers in need of hay, feed stuffs, fencing materials, volunteer help, equipment, etc. should call the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 1-800-831-0550.
  • Businesses can call the U.S. Chamber’s Disaster Help Desk for Business at 1-888-692-4943.
  • Nebraskans who want to volunteer should call the Salvation Army’s volunteer hotline at 402-898-6050 to register.
  • For all other needs for assistance call 211.
  • If you have an emergency, you should dial 911.

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