Mills County Public Informational Meeting:
Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m.
Glenwood Community High School
504 Sharp Street, Glenwood, Iowa
Information will be shared about the flood, answer questions, coordinating help with disaster relief, clothing, etc. Please share to help spread the word.
Financial Giving and Housing:
Mills County Public Health has set up a tax free (monitored) endowment-type account for the flood victims. Sherri Bowen, Mills County Public Health Administrator is the contact person. She expressed that there will be a short and long term need for housing. If anyone can share that information with her, then she will organize that too. She said right now they cannot accommodate items, and people don’t need those right now either. She said the people affected will need financial resources first and housing next.
For a list of resources for those impacted by flooding compiled by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, visit https://iowaagriculture.gov/news/resources-flooding
The Salvation Army is looking for clean-up and relief items such as shovels, face masks, disinfectant, tarps, bottled water & sports drinks. The Salvation Army is also in need of volunteers. To help, call 402.898.6050 or you can register to volunteer at https://www.registertoring.com/WebPages/Default.aspx
American Red Cross
Give Blood – The American Red Cross has donation centers throughout our region:
- The Dewey Donation Center at 3838 Dewey Ave. You can schedule an appointment by clicking on the following link: https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/location/am-red-cross-fs-dewey-omaha.html
- West Omaha Donation Center located at 729 N. 132nd Street. Link to schedule an appointment is at: https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/location/am-red-cross-fs-west-omaha.html
- Loess Hills Donation Center at 705 N. 16th St., in Council Bluffs: Link to schedule an appointment: https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/location/am-red-cross-fs-loess-hills.html
- Grand Island Donation Center located at 404 East 3rd St., Grand Island. Link to schedule an appointment is at https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/location/am-red-cross-fs-grand-island.html
Volunteer at the Red Cross to be a 2019 Flood Response Volunteer. Link for more information is at: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=rco_opportunity_detail&opportunity_id=158447&postal_code=68144&return_nd=rco_opportunity_browse_list
Donate on-line to the American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/local/nebraska.html
The American Red Cross continues to operate shelters in flooded areas for those who have been evacuated. Shelters are located:
- Council Bluffs, Iowa (Salem United Methodist Church, 14955 Somerset Avenue)
- Glenwood, Iowa (Calvary Baptist Church, 56456 221st Street)
- Missouri Valley, Iowa (Rand Community Center, 100 S. 4th Street)
- Bellevue, Nebraska (Calvary Christian Church, 10100 Cedar Island Road)
- Columbus, Nebraska (DHS- East Central Health Department, 4321 41st Avenue)
- Elkhorn, Nebraska (Elkhorn Middle School, 3200 207th Street)
- Fremont, Nebraska (First Lutheran Church, 3200 Military Avenue)
- Fremont, Nebraska (Trinity Lutheran Church, 1546 N. Luther Road)
- Fremont, Nebraska (Salem Lutheran Church, 401. E. Military Avenue)
- Fremont, Nebraska (Church of the Nazarene, 960 Johnston Road)
- Fremont, Nebraska (Fremont Middle School, 540 Johnston Road)
- St. Edward, Nebraska (St. Edward Fire & Rescue, 1302 Highway 39)
- Wood River, Nebraska (Wood River High School, 13899 W. Wood River Road)
United Way – Omaha
100% of every donation will be given to nonprofit programs that provide shelter, food and other services in the Omaha area. Donors can also direct gifts to another flood impacted community. To donate go to https://app.mobilecause.com/f/292k/n or text FLOODRELIEF TO 41444. United Way is also helping flood victims in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa through its 211 Help Line.