Flood updates: Salvation Army to close Omaha center to focus on other areas

Flood updates: Salvation Army to close Omaha center to focus on other areas
This will be the last week for the Salvation Army’s disaster relief center in Omaha, at 84th Street and West Center Road. CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

The Salvation Army will be the last week that a disaster relief center will be open at the former Canfields sporting good store, 84th Street and West Center Road, in Omaha.

The following two disaster relief sites will remain open:

» Sarpy and Cass Counties: Former J.C. Penney store in the Southroads Mall, 1001 Fort Crook Road.

» Pottawattamie County: 715 N. 16th St., Council Bluffs.

Major Greg Thompson, divisional commander, said more people are stopping by the latter two locations to pick up flood-relief items, and fewer people are stopping by the Omaha site.

Grain elevators will accept donations from farmers

Local grain elevators will be taking donations from farmers on behalf of the Nebraska Farm Bureau and Nebraska Cattlemen.

During their next visit to a grain elevator, farmers can donate all or part of the proceeds from their grain sales to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund or the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation.

According to the Nebraska Corn Board and Corn Growers Association, 100% of donations will go to those in need.

Checks can also be mailed to the two groups, payable to either the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation or the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund.

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