Pastor Anthony Gerber from Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska, continues to see the generosity and feel the prayerful support of his congregation and community as they respond to those affected by the flood. Being an LCC K-9 Ministry affiliate congregation has greatly helped them provide for needs of their hurting community. He stated, “May God bless you as you continue to help us help those in need through the donations that LCC continues to receive.” Amy Glause, Financial Administrator at Trinity, also expressed her sincere thanks for continued support and blessings from generous LCC donors.
Pastor also shared that immediate needs are being met and now families are in the waiting stage of recovery to see what insurance and FEMA will be doing to help. He anticipates that in the next 3-4 months long term needs will be very evident and they will continue to need funds to help families.
PBS News Hour interviewed Governor Pete Ricketts about the damage the flood waters have done to the state of Nebraska. The following statistics are staggering, and this is only for one state that has experienced flooding! He states there has been 2,000 homes and 340 businesses destroyed with more affected totaling an estimated $85 million in damage; $400 million in livestock loss; $440 million in crop loss; and $439 million in infrastructure damage, which includes 200 miles of roads and 16 bridges that have been washed away.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska, sends heartfelt thanks to Lutheran Church Charities and its generous donors for their continued financial support in response to massive flooding.
Your donations are still needed to help serve all those severely impacted by the floods in Fremont, Nebraska. If you are so moved, please donate, and please keep Trinity and their surrounding communities in your prayers during their long recovery.