The Harrison, Mills, and Fremont County Community Foundations, affiliates of the Omaha Community Foundation, have collectively raised nearly $550,000 to provide relief to those affected by the 2019 Missouri River flooding in their respective counties. Support has come from over 750 individual donations, and all three relief funds are continuing to actively assist flood victims. To-date, at least 225 households throughout the three counties have received support from the funds.
The Harrison County Flood Fund has received more than $100,000 in contributions to support flood victims. Applications for assistance from this fund are available through Harrison County General Relief. The General Relief Office is open to accept applications Tuesdays –Thursdays from 8:15am-4:15pm and is located at 207 E 7th Street, Logan, IA. Those wishing to apply for assistance can access the application on the Harrison County Website here.
The Mills County Flood Fund has now received over $300,000 in contributions since launching in March. Applications for assistance from this fund are available through Mills County Public Health, in partnership with the Mills County Auditor’s Office. The Mills County Auditor’s Office is located at 418 Sharp Street, Glenwood, IA, with staff available Monday – Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm. Those wishing to apply for assistance can complete the online application on the Mills County Website here.
The Fremont County Flood Fund has also received more than $110,000 in contributions. Applications for assistance from this fund are available through West Central Community Action. A disaster case manager is available at West Central Community Action by appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am – 4:30pm at 910 Illinois Street (PO Box 518), Sidney, IA. Those wishing to apply for assistance can view the application here. Please note that a telephone conversation or office visit is required for all mailed applications for the Fremont County Flood Fund.
Donations to each flood relief fund can be made via check or online donation. Checks should be made payable to the desired county (please indicate Harrison, Mills or Fremont County Flood Fund) and mailed to the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa, 3555 Farnam Street, Suite 222, Omaha, NE 68131. Donations to the funds are also still being accepted through the Omaha Community Foundation website. To make a donation, visit https://omahafoundation.org/donate/.
For additional information on the flood relief funds, please contact Stacey Goodman, Iowa Foundations Director, at 800-794-3458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific questions about applications for assistance can be directed to the following partner agencies in each county: Harrison County General Relief (712-644-2760), Mills County Auditor’s Office (712-527-3146), or Fremont County-West Central Community Action (712-374-3367).