Several organizations are springing into action this week to provide relief to victims of widespread flooding in the region.
* First National Bank of Omaha is donating $100,000 to flood relief and matching $150,000 in donations.
* Hy-Vee said it will match $50,000 in donations that people make at its stores to the Red Cross for flooding victims.
* Many restaurants and stores are donating a percentage of proceeds Friday to relief efforts.
* The Salvation Army is collecting donations to go toward feeding hundreds of evacuees at several shelters throughout eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.
After those displaced by the flooding are able to leave those shelters, the organization's efforts will turn to community cleanup.
People wishing to donate to the Salvation Army relief efforts can do so online at salarmyomaha.org. The Salvation Army's Omaha distribution center is also collecting cleanup supplies, including mops, buckets, work gloves, rakes, shovels, bleach and household cleaning items.
* The American Red Cross of Nebraska & Southwest Iowa is collecting donations to go toward its disaster relief fund.
"Your gift enables us to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters," the organization tweeted Thursday.
To donate to the Red Cross, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767. People can also text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
* Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska is accepting donations to help those affected. Checks can be mailed to the organization at its administrative offices, 2241 O St., Lincoln NE 68510, or via cssisus.org.
If donating by check, be sure to list "flood relief" in the check memo. If donating online, designate "flood relief" in the "specific designation for your gift" field.
* Lutheran Family Services is soliciting donations to provide needed supplies in the affected areas. Donations can be made at lfsneb.org/flood.
* The Nebraska Farm Bureau has launched a disaster relief fund to help farmers, ranchers and rural communities affected by flooding. The organization said it will prioritize efforts to restore health and safety in rural communities and to farm and ranch households that have been damaged or displaced.
The farm bureau has also opened the Agriculture Disaster Exchange portal. The online portal housed on the Nebraska Farm Bureau website allows members to share information, providing a place for those in need to make requests for assistance.
To donate or apply for aid from the Disaster Relief Fund, utilize the Agriculture Disaster Exchange portal, or access other disaster assistance resources, visit www.nefb.org/disaster.
* Those with hay, feed stuffs, fencing materials or equipment to donate are asked to call the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 800-831-0550.
* The Nebraska Preparedness Partnership is accepting donations. Call Sandra Hobson at 402-979-7207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.