LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has signed a proclamation declaring Sunday, April 7 as a Statewide Day of Prayer for Nebraskans who have been affected by flooding and disastrous conditions around the state.
“Nebraska has experienced the most widespread natural disaster in state history,” said Governor Ricketts in a press release. “The unprecedented flooding and severe weather have led 81 of our 93 counties to issue disaster declarations. This coming Sunday, we are asking Nebraska to lift our state up in prayer. As Nebraskans roll up our sleeves and work together on recovery efforts, we ask God for wisdom in seeing and best responding to the needs around us. By the grace of God, Nebraska’s communities will emerge from this challenge stronger and better than ever.”
Churches, communities, organizations and individuals who want to organize a volunteer effort are asked to register here. Click "get started" at the top of the home page to register.
“The devastating floods across the state have left many of our friends and neighbors in need of assistance,” said First Lady Susanne Shore in a press release. “Because Nebraskans are some of the most caring and compassionate people in the world, those not directly impacted by the floods are eager to help. Nebraska Impact has the ability to connect volunteers with organizations and others in need. I encourage Nebraskans to visit www.nebraskaimpact.com [nebraskaimpact.com] daily as new opportunities to make an impact on our state will continue to emerge.”
Read Gov. Ricketts' proclamation by clicking here.