OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Local McDonald's owner-operators from Nebraska, Western Iowa, the Kansas City metro area, St. Joseph and Northwest Missouri came together to host massive one-day fundraisers at their restaurants, raising more than $160,000 for flood relief efforts.
The fundraisers were shared initiatives among restaurants in the McDonald's Great Plains Co-op, and the McDonald's Corp pitched in $15,000 as part of the grand total.
Nearly two dozen McDonald's owner-operators of the Great Plains co-op live and work within the regions affected by the flood.
McDonald's restaurants in Nebraska and western Iowa donated 10 percent of the day's sales at all locations to local organizations in need - including schools and local charities - ti support the communities devastated by the flood.