Nebraska to hold prayer day for flood victims


An angel statuary graces a yard near Hansen Lake Friday, March 22, 2019, in Bellevue, Neb. Residents were allowed into the area for the first time since floodwaters overtook several homes. Flooding in Nebraska has caused an estimated $1.4 billion in damage. The state received Trump’s federal disaster assistance approval on Thursday. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald […]

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is proclaiming a statewide prayer day on Sunday for victims of the flood.

Ricketts announced the proclamation on Monday as first lady Susanne Shore urged residents to volunteer with the recovery effort.

Shore says Nebraska residents should visit the website to find new volunteer opportunities each day. Churches, groups and individuals can also register on the site and advertise their need for volunteers.

The Nebraska Impact initiative was launched in 2017 as part of the state’s 150th anniversary activities, with the goal of increasing volunteerism.

The flooding and severe weather has led 81 of Nebraska’s 93 counties to issue disaster declarations.

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