OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — WellCare of Nebraska, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. company, has donated $25,000 to United Way of the Midlands to support the victims of the record-breaking floods that hit the state in March.
During the floods, 89 cities, 77 counties, four tribal nations and five special government areas issued emergency declarations, which was more than 80 percent of the state, according to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.
Many residents were displaced from their homes after the disaster. Agriculture, the state's leading industry, was hit particularly hard by the floods with the Department of Agriculture reporting damage to farms and livestock exceeding $1 billion.
This donation will provide victims with access to shelter, crisis counseling, case management, cleanup and recovery, transitional housing, temporary rental assistance, food pantries and legal services in the areas of Nebraska withe the highest flood impact, including Douglas, Dodge, Knox, Madison, Saline, and Lancaster.