Benson businesses raise money for people in Texas
OMAHA, Neb. —
Alex Diimig runs a restaurant in Benson. It's just one more community in the metro raising money for people in Texas.
"I've got a lot of friends that are down there," said Diimig.
At Ika Ramen, you can purchase a $5 ticket and you’ll be in the drawing for ramen for one year.
“A hundred percent of those proceeds are getting donated to Hurricane Harvey relief through a fund setup by Houston’s mayor," said Diimig.
It's called the Harvey Relief Fund.
Lion’s Mane Vintage shop owner Rachel Rost says she’s donating to the fund.
"Anything you buy today, part of that will be going toward the cause,” said Rost.
Earlier in the week, several organizations kicked into relief mode.
Nebraska Task Force 1 continues to play a big part in the effort. They've rescued people from the high waters.
The American Red Cross deployed several volunteers from Omaha and Lincoln.
The Salvation Army said it got a request for workers. Volunteers from our area could be headed to Houston as soon as next week.
Many churches in the Omaha area, Bellevue, and Elkhorn gathered truck-fulls of donations, then shipped them down to Texas.
They didn't forget the animals hit by Harvey either. Animal shelters and dozens of people have teamed up to help care for Houston's pets.