North Central NE Fire Donations

Fires are ripping across north central Nebraska and your help is needed!

Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N Elm Street will be collecting donations to be delivered to the fire fighters and volunteers of the North Central Nebraska Fires.  Donations will be needed and collected until all fires are completely distinguished. It is planned that a load will leave the Grand Island area approximately every 48 hours for delivery to the command post located in Ainswoth, NE.

The fire was sparked early Friday morning as the result of a lightening strike, and this morning the command post reported that there were over fifty volunteer fire departments from Nebraska and South Dakota to help battle these blazes.  It has also been reported that specialty crews have arrived from Idaho and Colorado.

The grass fire has destroyed at least four buildings, one home, and spread over 100,000 acres.  The heavily wooded area and valley terrain is making it difficult and dangerous for fire fighters to reach and fight the fire.  Helicopters and planes have been called in to work from above.

Items being requested at this time include:
Beef Jerky
Dried Fruit
Peanuts
Bug Spray
Chap Stick
Calamine
Sunscreen
Chips
Tylenol/Ibuprofen
Ziploc Bags
Trail Mix
Sports Drinks
Pretzels
Diet Soda
Mountain Dew
Bottled Water
Gas cards
Coolers
Monetary Donations for items as ice

Also needed is the load of enclosed trailers to transport items to the command post.

If you should have any further questions or concerns please contact Casey Heck at
heckya@q.com 308-390-0078 or LeeAnn Schultz at 308-383-0543

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