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New nonprofit aims to help flood victims

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 15:21:00-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A newly established nonprofit aims to provide additional assistance to flood victims in Mills County.

The Mills County Disaster Coalition has been created to facilitate and coordinate current recovery services to flood victims. The group will work to be ready immediately during future disasters to meet the needs of Mills County residents. The MCDC’s highest priority is to identify and fill the needs that are not being met by state or federal programs of those affected by the March flooding.

The group is made up solely of a team of local volunteers. The group is split into smaller committees to manage the recovery process more effectively.

The established committees are:
- Resource Management
- Volunteer Coordination
- Construction Coordination
- Finance
- Case Management
- Communications
- Spiritual & Emotional Care

Jon Kipper reported back in April that flooding was worse in Mills County, and a flood fund was set up for Mills County flood victims back in March.

The MCDC is urging everyone affected by the Missouri River flooding to open a disaster case file with a case manager. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a case manager, please call (712) 304-3358.