The recent flooding has impacted many of our colleagues, students and communities. To meet immediate needs, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine have opened a Flood Relief Donation Management Center, located at 601 South Saddle Creek Road.
“Having a single secure site and a clearly defined list of needed supplies will optimally assist those in need and minimize waste,” Dr. Gold said. “We will continue to assess the needs as the recovery progresses and support those impacted across all aspects of our core mission.”
The Flood Relief Donation Management Center team is being helped by the Field Innovation Team (FIT), a non-profit relief organization whose non-crisis mission is to teach communities and individuals how to be resilient against disasters. FIT representatives will be here the week of March 25 to help UNMC, Nebraska Medicine and UNO set up and manage the donation center on the UNMC campus.
“We'll be strategic in the donations we accept to ensure that we’re being good partners in the relief effort,” O’Neil said. “For that reason, our call for donations will be coordinated with other local agencies.”
Anyone interested in donating items is encouraged to check the list of requested items, as it is subject to change.
Hours of Service
The Flood Relief Donation Management Center is adjusting its hours.
Beginning Friday, March 29, the center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays to accept and distribute donations.
The center is collecting donations for specific items and also is distributing supplies to anyone impacted by the floods.
Go to the flood aid page for a complete list of items being collected.
Volunteers are no longer needed to help operate the center as staffing needs have been met.
Monetary donations will no longer be accepted.
NU Foundation Emergency Fund established to aid university colleagues, students
The University of Nebraska Foundation has set up the University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance Fund to help colleagues and students who have been impacted by the flooding.
The fund will enable the university to help currently enrolled students and current university employees who face financial hardship resulting from emergency or crisis situations such as natural disasters, home displacement and food insecurity.
Based on need, aid from the fund is awarded by the president of the University of Nebraska. For information about applying for assistance, contact the university at NUEmergencyFund@nebraska.edu or call 402-472-2111.
If you prefer to mail a gift, please make your check payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation and send it to: NU Emergency Assistance Fund, University of Nebraska Foundation, PO Box 82555, Lincoln NE 68501-2555. Please include NU Emergency Assistance Fund on the check or enclose this with your gift.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.