News2019 Flood


$441,919 raised in #NebraskaStrong Drive

NBA-NE Logo_highres.jpg
Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 17:34:10-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Radio and television stations from across Nebraska teamed up Friday for a one-day flood relief effort along with the American Red Cross.

Red Cross volunteers answered dozens of phones at the Omaha Steaks call center to accept donations. The drive, led by the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, ran from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. with all funds going towards the American Red Cross flood relief efforts in Nebraska and western Iowa.

KMTV participated in the drive, also working to answer donation phone calls. The E.W. Scripps Company, who owns KMTV, matched the first $5,000.

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association kicked off the campaign with a $20,000 donation.

A total of $441,919 was raised for flood relief efforts.

Although the drive is over, people can still donate via checks by mail:

American Red Cross
2912 S. 80th Ave, Omaha, NE 68124

American Red Cross
220 Oakcreek Drive, Lincoln, NE 68528

Grand Island (serves everything west of Lincoln)
American Red Cross
404 E. 3rd St, Grand Island, NE 68801