Tornado Relief

In these early days after tornados swept through our region, our community is still assessing the impact of April 26, 2024's devastation. 

We immediately heard you asking what you can do; we know you want to help.  

Funds are the most powerful way to respond quickly and share your support for our neighbors who lost so much. Give generously to these local tornado relief funds.

Please check this page often for updates.

Nonprofits: If you have tornado relief information to be added, email 

American Red Cross of Omaha/Council Bluffs metro

The American Red Cross of Omaha/Council Bluffs metro has activated shelters for those affected by April 26th's tornadoes.

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help staff their ongoing disaster-relief operations in the metro area -- specifically, individuals 18 and older who can help with efforts such as…

• Staffing relief centers in west Omaha, in Council Bluffs, and in Washington Co.

• Assisting with the feeding/meal-service operation on Lakeland Drive south of Blair

Anyone wishing to volunteer may sign up by calling 402-898-6000 or by clicking here

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Omaha Community Foundation Nebraska Tornado Recovery Fund

Money donated to Omaha Community Foundation Nebraska Tornado Recovery Fund will be used for immediate and long-term recovery efforts.

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United Way of the Midlands

United Way of the Midlands has created the Nebraska & Iowa Tornado Relief Fund (NITRF).

One-hundred percent of every donation will be directed to nonprofit programs meeting people’s need for emergency shelter and essential needs, such as food and clothing.

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Southwest Iowa Emergency Relief Fund

Southwest Iowa Emergency Relief Fund is currently accepting donations to help support our nonprofit partners, communities, disaster relief organizations, and public health organizations who are on the front line of disaster relief efforts.

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Bennington Disaster Relief Fund

The Bennington Public School Foundation and the Bennington Community Foundation have partnered together to create the Bennington Disaster Relief Fund.  

Donations to this fund will go directly to Bennington students and staff and/or Bennington community members impacted by natural disasters.  

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Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation

The tornado on April 26th severely impacted at least 75 families, including staff, in the Elkhorn Public Schools district. To support those affected, the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation is collecting monetary donations for the “Tornado Relief Fund” and will work with the Elkhorn district administrators to distribute funds to families in need of assistance.

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Omaha Rapid Response

Omaha Rapid Response volunteers are meeting at Bethany Church (4200 N 204th St) and dispatching to support clean up efforts. Information from Omaha Rapid Response changes daily. Please check their Facebook page for current needs.

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Christian Outreach Program - Elkhorn

From COPE via social media at 4/29/24 at 11am: "All hands on deck!! We are in need of more volunteers to help sort all the amazing donations we are receiving. Also to help people in need shop for items they are in need of. Any day this week you can help, and any amount of time is appreciated, 10am-2pm."

Call 402-616-2330 for more information. 

Heartland Hope Mission

Heartland Hope Mission's West O location (15555 Industrial Rd) has become a crisis response center. Storm victims will be able to receive a wide range of essential items including food, diapers, formula, clothing, hygiene items, cleaning products, and household goods. 

Volunteers are needed to help sort donations to distribute to storm victims at the West O location: Monday-Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 12 pm-3 pm and Saturdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm.

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The Furniture Project Omaha

As the community responds, The Furniture Project is working with its agency partners to distribute furniture and household items to anyone who has been affected. There is a tremendous need for all essential furniture items such as tables, couches, and small kitchen appliances. Household items such as place settings, linens, towels, and new pillows are also a great need. Items can be dropped off at The Furniture Project warehouse at 10808 J Street, Omaha, Monday – Friday from 10:00am-3:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am-1:00pm.

Add donation code "tornado" to your gift to fund purchases of new pillows, linens, towels, etc.

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The Nebraska Humane Society

The Nebraska Humane Society is assisting animals caught in this disaster.  

Litter and cat/dog food can be dropped off to Nebraska Humane Society.

Donations will be utilized to provide emergency shelter and care, as well as long term support. 

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Scatter Joy Acres

Scatter Joy Acres is taking in displaced pets from tornado victims.

Supporters can drop off cat or dog food at Pyramid Roofing Inc (5532 Center Street, Omaha) or the ranch (4107 Waverly Road, Murray).

Add donation code "tornado" to your gift to support emergency shelter and care

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50 Mile March

50 Mile March is offering a Tornado Response Fund Grant to Veterans and Veteran families who were immediately impacted by the April 26, 2024 tornadoes.

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Womenade of Elkhorn

Womenade of Elkhorn anticipates a marked increase in participation of their backpack program. 

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