UPDATE – United Way would like all supply donations to be diverted to First Lutheran Church’s mission center. The mission center doors are on the Northwest corner of the church at 3200 Military Ave.
FREMONT – The Fremont Area United Way is setting up an emergency relief fund to assist residents in Dodge and Washington Counties who may be impacted by the ongoing flooding. The fund will address necessities such as food, shelter and other basic needs.
100% of the funds received will directly benefit Fremont area residents impacted by these March floods. “The flood is impacting us locally; these are our neighbors, friends, co-workers or relatives in need,” said the organization in a Facebook post.
Donate by texting to 41444 the message FREMONTUW
The Red Cross Fremont shelter is located at the First Lutheran Church (3200 Military Avenue, Fremont, Nebraska) and is now open. Anyone who has been displaced from their home is urged to come to the shelter. Fremont Area United Way and the Fremont Family Coalition will have a table set up help displaced families connect with community resources that can help them the most.
As of 4PM on Thursday, there is no immediate need for volunteers. The Fremont Area United Way is accepting donations of supplies to be used in the post-emergency recovery period. The supplies most in need are:
- Bottled water
- Toiletries male and female
Supply donations can be dropped off at the Fremont Area United Way office, located at 445 E 1st Street in Fremont between 8:30AM and 5PM, weekdaily. Please do not bring supply donations to First Lutheran Church – the church and Red Cross are well stocked at this time, and supplies are needed for the recovery period, not the current emergency situation.