LU Send Now students in Nebraska to help with “bomb-cyclone” relief

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LU Send Now students are working to make a difference in Nebraska this week. 

A team of 14 students and leaders are in Dodge County, Neb., assisting and ministering to residents that were affected by intense flooding. 

This is a part of the University’s disaster relied initiative program called, LU Send Now

The team will be in Nebraska through April 13, along with workers from the Samaritan’s Purse. Two counseling students will work with chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to meet the spiritual needs of homeowners as they focus on trauma counseling. 

In March, a storm classified as a “bomb cyclone” with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain and snow, swept through the Midwest and caused extensive flooding.

It was reported that about three-fourths of counties in Nebraska declared a state of emergency. It is estimated that the flooding caused more than $1.3 billion in damages.

This is the second LU Send Now team that has gone out to help the community this semester. 

During Spring Break, a team traveled to Alabama to help Samaritan’s Purse after a series of deadly tornadoes.

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