Tornadoes swept through eastern Nebraska and western Iowa on Friday, April 26, destroying homes and businesses in the path of the storm. As the emergency response continues, we know many people want to help and lend support to the individuals and families dealing with this emergency.

The team at the Omaha Community Foundation compiled a list of organizations that are supporting the immediate needs and long-term recovery efforts of those affected by the storm. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Nebraska Tornado Recovery Fund – The Omaha Community Foundation established this fund to support immediate and long-term recovery efforts. The Omaha Community Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations across the Omaha metro area and across the state of Nebraska.
  • Southwest Iowa Emergency Relief Fund – The Community Foundation for Western Iowa supports communities through this fund. Donations will support Iowa nonprofit partners, communities, disaster relief organizations, and public health organizations who are on the front line of disaster relief efforts.
  • American Red Cross – Omaha-Council Bluffs & SW Iowa Chapter – The American Red Cross set up emergency shelters for tornado victims and is responding to communities in Nebraska and Iowa.
  • Omaha Rapid Response –  Provides volunteer support during crises.
  • The Salvation Army – Providing on-site assistance in communities hit by the storms in Nebraska and Iowa.

OCF Fundholders: To make a grant through your OCF fund, please visit your OCF online account, contact your relationship manager, or call the Donor Services team at 402-342-3458.