2019 Floods of Nebraska and Iowa

Mills County, Southwest Iowa, and Nebraska Flood Resources

Mills County Public Informational Meeting:

Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m.

Glenwood Community High School
504 Sharp Street, Glenwood, Iowa

Information will be shared about the flood, answer questions, coordinating help with disaster relief, clothing, etc. Please share to help spread the word.

Financial Giving and Housing:

Mills County Public Health has set up a tax free (monitored) endowment-type account for the flood victims. Sherri Bowen, Mills County Public Health Administrator is the contact person. She expressed that there will be a short and long term need for housing. If anyone can share that information with her, then she will organize that too. She said right now they cannot accommodate items, and people don’t need those right now either. She said the people affected will need financial resources first and housing next.

Contact information:

Mills County Public Health
Sherri Bowen, Administrator
[email protected]
212 Independence St.
Glenwood, IA 51534
(p) 712.527.9699 or (c) 712.527.0137

Agriculture Resources

For a list of resources for those impacted by flooding compiled by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, visit https://iowaagriculture.gov/news/resources-flooding

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is looking for clean-up and relief items such as shovels, face masks, disinfectant, tarps, bottled water & sports drinks. The Salvation Army is also in need of volunteers.  To help, call 402.898.6050 or you can register to volunteer at https://www.registertoring.com/WebPages/Default.aspx

American Red Cross

Give Blood – The American Red Cross has donation centers throughout our region:

Volunteer at the Red Cross to be a 2019 Flood Response Volunteer.  Link for more information is at:  https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=rco_opportunity_detail&opportunity_id=158447&postal_code=68144&return_nd=rco_opportunity_browse_list

Donate on-line to the American Red Cross:  https://www.redcross.org/local/nebraska.html

The American Red Cross continues to operate shelters in flooded areas for those who have been evacuated. Shelters are located:

  • Council Bluffs, Iowa (Salem United Methodist Church, 14955 Somerset Avenue)
  • Glenwood, Iowa (Calvary Baptist Church, 56456 221st Street)
  • Missouri Valley, Iowa (Rand Community Center, 100 S. 4th Street)
  • Bellevue, Nebraska (Calvary Christian Church, 10100 Cedar Island Road)
  • Columbus, Nebraska (DHS- East Central Health Department, 4321 41st Avenue)
  • Elkhorn, Nebraska (Elkhorn Middle School, 3200 207th Street)
  • Fremont, Nebraska (First Lutheran Church, 3200 Military Avenue)
  • Fremont, Nebraska (Trinity Lutheran Church, 1546 N. Luther Road)
  • Fremont, Nebraska (Salem Lutheran Church, 401. E. Military Avenue)
  • Fremont, Nebraska (Church of the Nazarene, 960 Johnston Road)
  • Fremont, Nebraska (Fremont Middle School, 540 Johnston Road)
  • St. Edward, Nebraska (St. Edward Fire & Rescue, 1302 Highway 39)
  • Wood River, Nebraska (Wood River High School, 13899 W. Wood River Road)

United Way – Omaha

100% of every donation will be given to nonprofit programs that provide shelter, food and other services in the Omaha area.  Donors can also direct gifts to another flood impacted community.  To donate go to https://app.mobilecause.com/f/292k/n  or text FLOODRELIEF TO 41444.  United Way is also helping flood victims in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa through its 211 Help Line.

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