Communities across Nebraska are being impacted by massive flooding and faced with unknown amounts of clean up in the weeks and months to follow. Serving and connecting NEEDS with RESOURCES is in Co-Op's DNA. Join us to support with donations financial and of items (list coming)
We're setting an initial goal of $10,000 to send to our connections in several affected communities - EVERY dollar makes a difference!
WE'RE GETTING DETAILS TO UPDATE THIS LIST OVER THE WEEKEND SO YOU'LL BE MOST INFORMED ON THE CURRENT NEEDS IN COMMUNITIES! CHECK BACK SOON!!
- Canned Goods (especially Vegetables)
- Box Fans & Sump pumps
- Empty Spray Bottles
- Buckets (5 gal)
- Push Brooms
- Squeegee Mops
- Scoop Shovels
- Work gloves *
- Rubber gloves
- Shop Vacs
- Paper Plates
- Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
- Bath Essentials (bar soap, shampoo, etc.)
- Toothbrush* / Toothpaste
- Feminine products
- Diapers & Wipes
- Trash Bags
- Cleaning Supplies
- Granola Bars / other small individually wrapped snacks
- Hand towels*
- Wash clothes*
- Nail Clippers*
- Gallon zipper bags*
- Scrub brush (for cleaning)*
- Clothes line (100 ft)*
- Bug Spray*
- Dish soap*
- Laundry detergent (50 oz)*
*These items may be used to assemble much needed Cleaning Buckets:
Here is an update on Cleaning Buckets & why we need your $$$ for them:
Clean Up Buckets - today 100 buckets were sent to two locations filled with needed supplies. Today our Director (Chris) met with & got a 'tour' of the Church World Services Depot at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church - they have the infrastructure to fill many many more buckets - if we can get the funds to them they can restock supplies (many of which are on our needs list) and complete buckets, they're ready to do another 250 ASAP. If YOU donate, they'll fill them and we can have them on the ground in Nebraska Communities within a day or two of them being completed. So, please go donate - these buckets are packed with so much, each costs about $100 to complete...so how many buckets can we count on you for?
The Harbor Coffeehouse - this collection would not have taken off like it did without the amazing owners & staff of The Harbor saying yes to parking a truck out front. We're grateful every day for Co-Op's partnership in ministry with The Harbor, they truly have a servants heart for their community.
Contemplate Lincoln - Adam the Director at Contemplate connected the dots when our idea of a collection was only waiting on a truck - he made the meeting with our friends who provided trucks. Adam and the Contemplate community are working hard to help staff and coordinate sites with Co-Op's director Chris. We're especially thankful to Adam's wife Joselyn who celebrated her birthday this week while he collected goods at a site.
JTech Construction - for providing trucks & trailers at our sites this week, staff to move them around when they started to fill, staff to deliver them full to those waiting in our Nebraska Communities for relief, and throwing all of their Facebook advertising this week to Flood Relief.
Sevn Spero Designs - Mandy is by far our favorite designer and at the drop of a hat, or really the idea to do this designed our flyer, and then changed it Monday when we expanded our effort and partners in this cause.
Sign Pro - with one phone call our friends at Sign Pro printed banners for our locations to identify where Flood Relief Donations could be left.
Westminster Presbyterian Church - One of the first to not only commit donations, but taking on major chunks of volunteer staffing a collection site. And their Youth Group asking to open and staff the collection for four hours on the weekend!
Heartlands Church - telling your congregation this was a way to partner and get items to flood victims.
Pyrtle Elementary 2nd Grade - for providing an opportunity for students and families to partner with us for collections.
Eastridge Presbyterian Church - for some members helping to staff a collection site and partnering with us as a congregation.
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church - for jumping into action to assemble more Clean Up Buckets (they do this regularly, but usually the buckets are ent to other disasters). All buckets they've assembled since Saturday are staying in Nebraska. They're still packing, raising money to buy more supplies and planning to pack even more!
To ALL Those who helped staff a site and dropped off at a site. Without you this would not have happened.
this list is continuing to grow...thank you to everyone who is coming together for this relief work!