Great Plains Flood Relief

Information will soon be available for those who would like to volunteer for flood relief efforts. Watch this page for news and updates.


How to Help

  • Donations can be made to the Great Plains Disaster Response Fund by clicking on the “Donate Now” button.
  • Make check payable to your local United Methodist Church for Great Plains Disaster Response #975. The church will forward your funds on to the Great Plains Conference.
  • Make check payable to “Great Plains Conference #975” and send to GPUMC, Disaster Response, PO Box 4837, Topeka, KS 66604
  • Check out the Kids Cleanup Fund


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Conference early response teams have been approved to work in the areas of Columbus and Fremont in Nebraska. 

Volunteers from outside the conference are not needed at this time, in part because we still have so few areas that are accessible. Please watch this page for volunteer opportunities once the waters recede.

If you would like to be added to a list of available volunteers, fill out this registration and you will be contacted when needs are assessed.

You may also take an Early Responders training course:

Are you wondering whether you should take an ERT course or sign up for the volunteer list? This PDF might answer your questions.

Learn how Great Plains United Methodists respond to disaster.


Where to Volunteer

Fremont, Nebraska — The Fremont Area Volunteer Reception Center has been relocated to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Delaney Hall, 3400 E. 16th St., in Fremont effective 4 p.m. Friday, March 22. The current contact for the Fremont Area Volunteer Reception Center is Ashley Mueller, Disaster Education Coordinator — 402 253-0448 or

Columbus, Nebraska — First United Methodist Church, 2710 14th St., will be the gathering place for volunteers starting at 8 a.m. each morning starting March 28 and continuing through April 3.


Kids Cleanup Fund

Children across the Great Plains have an opportunity to learn about helping others by donating $1 or more to the relief efforts. Learn more by watching this video.


Donate Cleaning Kits

Cleaning kits — Formerly known as "flood buckets," these kits include basic cleaning supplies that help a family start the process of restoring their home. View the supplies list. Deliver completed kits to the following Nebraska locations:

  • Blue River: Saint Paul UMC, 1144 M St., Lincoln
  • Elkhorn Valley district office: 406 W. Phillip Ave., Suite 301, Norfolk
  • Gateway: Faith UMC, 1623 Central Ave., Kearney
  • Great West district office: Baltzell Veterinary Hospital, 1710 W. 4th St, Ogallala, NE
  • Missouri River district office: 7318 Harrison St., Ralston
  • Prairie Rivers district office: 511 N. Elm St., Suite 2, Grand Island


State of Nebraska Assistance


Coverage of the Flood