Flood Relief funds established for Fremont and Mills Counties
June 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson
Officials with the Fremont and Mills County Community Foundations have announced Flood Relief Funds have been established to provide assistance to those who have been affected by the 2011 Missouri River Flooding. Both Community Foundations are an affiliate of the Omaha Community Foundation.
100% of the monies from the funds will be distributed to nonprofit organizations that are directly serving flood victims in Fremont or Mills County. In Fremont County, an initial deposit of $5,000 was made by the Great Western Bank in Hamburg for the Fremont County Flood Fund.
Checks for donations to either county’s funds should be made payable to the fund of your choice (for example: the “Fremont County Flood Fund”) and mailed to either the Fremont or Mills County Community Foundation, 302 South 36th Street, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68131.
Or, your donation can be dropped off at any of the following bank locations:
First Community Bank – Sidney
First National Bank – Farragut
First State Bank – Tabor
Great Western Bank – Hamburg, Riverton, and Sidney
Tri-Valley Bank – Randolph
In Mills County…
First National Bank – Glenwood
Great Western Bank – Glenwood
Glenwood State Bank – Glenwood and Pacific Junction
Houghton State Bank – Emerson
Malvern Trust & Savings Bank – Malvern
To make an online donation, go to http://omahafoundation.org/givenow and select “Fremont County Flood Fund” or “Mills County Flood Fund” from the dropdown list, enter the amount you wish to donate, fill in the required information (Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone, Email) and click the “Submit” button. You will be redirected to PayPal to provide your credit card information. (Credit card donations will incur a 3% merchant processing fee from the credit card company.)
Donations receive a gift receipt from the Omaha Community Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) allowing maximum tax benefits.