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Flood Relief Information

Partner with Salvation Army

If you are looking for ways to get involved with flood relief, we ask that you partner with The Salvation Army as they collect items, donations and labor for those in need due to the record flooding in our area.

The Salvation Army is accepting donations at the old Canfield's (84th & Center).

During the week, donation center hours will be as follows:
Monday 3/18 to Friday 3/22 from Noon – 6pm

Needed items include:
• Mops
• Buckets
• Work gloves
• Rakes
• Shovels
• Bleach
• Household cleaning items

PLUS: The Salvation Army continues to seek volunteers to assist with flood-relief efforts—and donations to support flood-relief efforts.

Other items that can be donated:
Drinking water, distilled water, Gatorade, snacks, Clorox or similar cleaners in spray bottles or bulk, wipes, buckets, mops, white vinegar, work gloves, sponges, shovels, large garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, baby diapers, wipes, formula, dry goods (like milk), feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, body wash and lotion, new socks and underwear, adult diapers, latex gloves, & face masks

For up-to-date information on what's going on follow The Salvation Army of Omaha on Facebook:

To volunteer for flood relief: 402-898-6050 or

To make monetary donations:


Be in prayer for those affected

We fervently pray for all of our brothers and sisters around the state for the loss of property and loss of life, and for all those attempting to assist those in need.

You are welcome to use the following prayer provided by the LCMS Nebraska District:

We pray: Gracious Lord, Creator of the heavens and the earth, the sea and the sky, and all that lives and breathes within them: we thank you for all these good gifts and how they have benefited us in our lives.  Because of the curse that you so rightly leveled against us on account of sin, frustration and calamity befalls us. Be with us through these storms, help us to weather them while faithfully turning to You for all that we need. Raise up your people to respond with generosity, love, and support. Sustain those who have been displaced by storm or flood and give them hope in the reminder that though they suffer in this present time, their troubles are not worth comparing with the glory that will yet be revealed in us because of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.  In His name we pray, amen.

DS Youth Ben Miller volunteering at the collection center at 84th & Center.

Photo source: Darin Miller via Facebook

Around the state

Read about a fellow Lutheran from Columbus who died trying to rescue others.

Read a message on other ways you can help from the Nebraska District LCMS office.

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