Volunteer

Volunteer Ethan Emanuel, 14, who lives on the outskirts of North Bend, assists with handing out donations at the North Bend Central Junior/Senior High School after major flooding hit the area.

A drive to help Nebraskans impacted by the recent flooding in the state raised $436,719.

The #NebraskaStrong drive was hosted by the Nebraska Broadcasters Association in partnership with the American Red Cross.

In a statement, Gov. Pete Ricketts thanked people and businesses who stepped up to support flood relief.

"The road to recovery will be long, but together we will pull through this and rebuild bigger and better than before," Ricketts said. 

Some of the major contributors included:

Black Hills Energy: $25,000

Ameritas: $25,000

Nebraska Broadcasters Association: $20,000

Gray Television: $10,000

KETV: $10,000

KMTV/Scripps Howard Foundation: $5,000

People looking to donate or request resources can visit www.nebraska.gov/nebraska-strong

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Emily covers K-12 education, including Omaha Public Schools. Previously, Emily covered local government and the Nebraska Legislature for The World-Herald. Follow her on Twitter @emily_nitcher. Phone: 402-444-1192.

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