In light of the recent flooding events in Nebraska, several fundraisers have been set up on Facebook. NeFSMA has not had any part in these fundraisers; they have been coordinated by people who are wanting to help with recovery efforts. From discussions with Network for Good, a company that helps Facebook to process online donations, it appears that some of them are legitimate fundraisers and that NeFSMA will receive the funds. HOWEVER, we cannot guarantee that all of them are. Please use caution if you see one of these on Facebook.
While we are very grateful for the support that has been shown through Facebook fundraisers, we are not an aid or relief organization. Our main focus is on educating Nebraska’s professionals who work in all aspects of floodplain and stormwater management. Any funds that we receive through these fundraisers will be donated to American Red Cross or similar local aid organization to make sure that they are used to help people in Nebraska.