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Flood relief center established by UNMC, UNO

Posted: 12:05 PM, Mar 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-28 17:56:28-04
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center and UNO will open a Flood Relief Donation Management Center.

Donations will be accepted from the public beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Anyone impacted by the floods may come to the center for aid beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The Flood Relief Donation Management Center team will be helped by the Field Innovation Team, a non-profit relief organization whose non-crises mission is to teach communities and individuals how to be resilient against disasters.

FIT representatives will be here the week of March 25 to help UNMC/Nebraska Medicine and UNO set up and manage the donation center on the UNMC campus.

Anyone interested in donating items is encouraged to check the list of requested items, as it is subject to change.

The supplies requested include:
- Cleaning supplies such as bleach, dish soap, disinfectant wipes, mops, paper towels, toilet paper, and trash bags.

- Hand sanitzier, foot covers, goggles, and respirators.

-Shampoo, soap, towels, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, and feminine hygiene products.

When and where you can drop off your donations:

Donations may be by dropped off at UNMC General Supply (Annex 22), 601 S. Saddle Creek Rd., in Omaha, beginning March 26 and weekdays thereafter from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donors will receive a receipt for their tax-deductible donations.

Community members may come to the center during open hours to request needed supplies, access an array of community resources and safety information. Supplies requested by other relief agencies will be distributed to those agencies.

The Flood Relief Donation Management Center also will collect monetary donations, which will be used to meet any needs that are not satisfied by material donations. Credit card and cash donations can be accepted on site. A website for monetary donations is being established; details will be available soon.

The center will be open to those seeking aid beginning Wednesday, March 27, and weekdays thereafter, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

3/28/19 Update - New hours

Beginning Friday, March 29, the center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays to accept and distribute donations.

You can find a list of accepted items at https://app1.unmc.edu/forms/chancellor/floodaid/