The Nebraska Emergency Management agency is not requesting volunteers to work at this time in Pilger, Nebraska, following significant destruction from a June 16 storm that produced hail, flooding and wind damage across several Midwestern states and is responsible for at least two reported deaths.

Information regarding the need for volunteers will be released as soon as the community of Pilger (pop 346) determines when and where volunteers are needed. Emergency response is underway.

Information courtesy of Jodie Fawl, Public Information Officer for Nebraska Emergency Management Agency in Lincoln, Nebraska

Twin-tornados photo by storm chaser Reed Timmer


Statement from Mid-America Disaster Relief Coordinators Gaylord and Derri Hanson:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our neighbors, families and friends in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota who have had their lives turned upside down by the severe weather of the last few days. The Disaster Response Volunteers of Mid-America Adventist Community Services are working hard to provide a hand up to our fellow citizens in their time of need.

At this time there is NO need for used clothing. Gift cards and cash can help stimulate the economies of the impacted communities.

Those who desire to assist by volunteering or through financial contributions should contact their local conference office and/or local Adventist Community Service Disaster Response (ACS DR) Coordinator for information. Funds should be marked “Adventist Community Services” to ensure they get to the proper location. It is also possible to donate through the NAD at

If you are unaffiliated with ACS DR go to for a listing of agencies, what they do and how to join.