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Recovery Efforts & Services

UPDATED April 22, 2019

Salvation Army Disaster Recovery Center

The Salvation Army has opened a Disaster Recovery Center with items available for families affected by the floods. Donations from other local groups will now be housed at this DRC located at the former Penny’s at the Southroads Technology Park, 1001 Fort Crook Rd, Bellevue, NE. 
Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, noon to 5:00pm.
If you are in need of immediate assistance, please read the following about resources. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please call 211, a resource directory. An operator will assist you in finding resources and services.
Temporary housing
Walnut Creek Campground in South Papillion will allow people to live in their camper there for free for the next 30 days.
A Red Cross shelter is available at Calvary Christian Church (Calvary North Building), 10100 Cedar Island Road in Bellevue. The entrance to the shelter is on the northeast side of the building. Do not bring donations to the shelter.
If people are in need of medications that were left behind, call 211 and the Red Cross and United Health Care will partner to help.
Food assistance
Tri-City Pantry will offer food assistance to anyone impacted by the flooding. 302 American Parkway in Papillion. Hours listed on their website at
Other Services
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is now open.
3802 Raynor Parkway, Suite 201
Bellevue, NE 68123
Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m every day
Small Business Administration The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. Learn more on their website by clicking here.
St James’s Church, 4343 Capehart Rd, Papillion, has clothing and diapers.
Sarpy YMCA located at 1111 E 1st St, Papillion is open for showers.


The reality of this flood is that many of our residents will not be able to return to their homes: There are more than 300 Bellevue Schools children who are homeless right now. This does not include elderly families nor dow this count include children who are too young to attend school. These families have lost everything.  They also now find themselves strapped with the financial burden of finding and securing new housing, complete with a deposit and first month’s rent. Community Response helps homeless families in Sarpy County access permanent housing by offering coaching, financial education, and financial assistance with deposits and first months rent.


Additional Resources

Here are some other resources that are available to help if you have been impacted by the flood or if you want to help:

Calvary Christian Church: 10100 Cedar Island Road, Bellevue: open as a shelter, not accepting donated items
Thanksgiving Lutheran Church: 3702 370 Plaza, Bellevue: Open for food, day stay, diapers, not accepting donated items
Bellevue Christian Center: 400 Harvell Dr, Bellevue: Not a shelter, but is a distribution site. Open M-F 8:3-7:00pm, S/Su 8:30-1:00pm
Kroc Center: 402-898-5060: Red Cross distribution site, case management, crisis counseling
Sarpy County Human Services: 402-593-4400 Personal hygiene items, school supplies and backpacks
Bellevue Public Schools: Mobile Food Pantry, Wed. March 20 at the Mission Middle School, 5:00-6:30pm
Bellevue Food Pantry: 402-292-2961 Food vouchers available
Pet’s Earth: 72 & Giles Road, accepting pet supplies (leashes, carriers, food)
Old Canfield’s site: 84 & West Center Road: accepting donated items such as water, non-perishable food.

Bellevue residents need our help

There are many ways to help our community recover from the massive flooding.

Can you help with a donation? Please donate through our donation page. 

We Exist to Uplift.

Even the slightest help can lift heavy hearts. That’s why we’re here. 

Lift Up Sarpy County, Inc. brings together government, non-profit and faith-based organizations in our community to serve people in need in Sarpy County, offer opportunities for cooperation and collaboration, provide operational services and encourage grass roots, person-to-person assistance and volunteering.

When you donate to Lift Up Sarpy County, you’re helping foster powerful collaboration that truly helps families in our community get out of crisis and into a place of sustainability.


Lift Up Sarpy County identifies needs and opportunities that impact the long-term success of people in Sarpy County, supports, connects and energizes organizations and funders through regular communication and collaboration, and builds sustainability by managing resources, developing new partnerships, and sharing work.



In addition to administering Community Response, Lift Up Sarpy County works with several other Sarpy County organizations who also serve those in need in our community. Learn more


Every Bit of Help, Helps.

When you donate to LUSCI or directly to one of the organizations we help support, you help families and youth in our community who need it most. No matter which organization you wish to support, you help to improve the lives of Sarpy County’s most vulnerable children and families.