Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund Expands List of Qualifying Fires and Extends Deadline to Donate
LINCOLN, NE (June 15, 2022) – Today, the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund officers announced they will expand relief efforts to include beef cattle producers who were affected by all fires reported through the Nebraska Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Watch Center, instead of only those affected by the Road 739 Fire.
Officers also extended the deadline to accept monetary donations from May 31, 2022, to June 30, 2022.
The Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations made to the Disaster Relief Fund may be tax deductible – a receipt will be sent upon deposit of funds. Those donating should consult with their tax advisor for final determination.
Funds will only be distributed to producers who experienced property loss or damage in areas where a fire was reported through the NEMA Watch Center.
Applications will be made available soon for those needing to apply for disaster relief, and an announcement will be made when the application period opens. Membership in Nebraska Cattlemen is not required for future applicants to receive relief.
Individuals who would like to donate either online or by mailing a check, please visit www.nebraskacattlemen.org/disaster-relief-fund.
To learn more about other ways to help beef cattle producers recover from the wildfires, please visit www.nebraskacattlemen.org/wildfire-resources/
On April 21, 2022, Officers of the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund announced they activated their fund and would be accepting monetary donations until May 31, 2022 for beef cattle producers affected by the Road 739 Fire.
The previously issued press release stated funds would only be distributed to producers who experienced property loss or damage in areas where a state of emergency was declared by the Nebraska Governor and that money donated to the fund can only be used for the current Road 739 Fire and NOT for future disasters.
The Road 739 Fire and donation deadline provisions are no longer applicable as of June 15, 2022.