Operation Blessing Deploys U.S. Disaster Relief Team To Fremont, Nebraska For Flood Relief Efforts

FREMONT – The global humanitarian organization, Operation Blessing International, has deployed its U.S. Disaster Relief Team and a convoy of equipment to Fremont, Nebraska to assist with relief efforts following record setting catastrophic flooding.

-Volunteers Needed Beginning Friday, 3/22 at 8AM-

-Residents Whose Homes Were Damaged Can Request Free Volunteer Help-

Team leaders from Operation Blessing’s Virginia Beach headquarters arrived in Nebraska early this week to assess damages and meet with local emergency management officials in order to determine the areas of greatest need.

The convoy of equipment departed from Virginia Beach yesterday and includes a construction trailer loaded with tools and emergency supplies, a box truck full of relief supplies, a mobile command center and a mobile kitchen capable of distributing thousands of meals a day.

Operation Blessing has set up a base of operations on the grounds of Fremont Nazarene Church (960 Johnson Road) and is asking residents/homeowners whose homes were damaged to come and fill out a work order request for free volunteer help. Operation Blessing will begin coordinating day volunteers beginning tomorrow (Friday, 3/22) at 8am.

VOLUNTEER INFO: WANT TO HELP?

Operation Blessing will be accepting volunteers daily starting Friday, March 22. Volunteers should meet at the Operation Blessing base of operations at Fremont Nazarene Church (960 Johnson Road). Please arrive by 8am for registration and orientation. Day volunteers do not need to register in advance. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, dress appropriately for work in the field (long pants and hard soled shoes or work boots) and also provide their own transportation to and from the work site. For any questions about volunteering, please call OB’s national volunteer coordinator: 1-800-677-7974.

RESIDENTS NEEDING HELP:

Residents are invited come in person to fill out a work request for FREE volunteer help at Fremont Nazarene Church (960 Johnson Road) daily from 9:30am–4:30pm. All residents must fill out a work order form and sign a release form in person, allowing volunteer teams access to your property. Volunteers will not be able to do work without a form SIGNED BY THE HOMEOWNER. Priority is given based on need (elderly, sick, disabled, etc) and is based on volunteer availability. Volunteer services offered include debris removal and help finding and sorting salvageable belongings. For more information on how to apply for help: 757.284-9183

To donate to the Nebraska relief efforts: https://www.ob.org/disaster-relief/

ABOUT OPERATION BLESSING: 

Operation Blessing (OB) provides humanitarian services such as strategic disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, clean water and community development. Founded in 1978, Operation Blessing has touched the lives of millions of people in more than 90 countries and every state. For more information on Operation Blessing International, please visit www.ob.org

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