WAYNE – Nebraska radio and television stations raised over $437,000 last Friday to assist those affected by flooding across the State.
The 18-hour telephone campaign for donations kicked off at 5 a.m. last Friday. The day-long fundraising relief effort led by the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, called “NEBRASKA-STRONG” the DRIVE FOR FLOOD RELIEF, ran until 11 p.m. Friday night.
Dozens of Red Cross volunteers manned special phone lines at the Omaha Steaks call center to accept donations. The Nebraska Broadcasters Association kicked off the drive with a $20,000 contribution while Governor Ricketts also proclaimed Friday as NEBRASKA-STRONG day across the State.
By day’s end $436,719 was raised.
People who missed Friday’s drive can still donate via checks by mail. The address is American Red Cross, 2912 S. 80th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68124.
All funds raised through the donation drive will go to support American Red Cross flood relief efforts in Nebraska and western Iowa.