Just as it took decades to develop our state’s robust public power system, Nebraska’s communities and infrastructure have also been built up over the years. Yet in the blink of an eye, infrastructure can be demolished by raging flood waters, hurricane strength winds, and downed trees. That certainly was the case during the March 2019 flooding that impacted communities across the state.
Throughout the ordeal, Nebraskans showed their grit and heart. And we’ll use that grit to rebuild.
NPPD is proud to support the Rebuild the Heartland Community Fund, established by First National Bank of Omaha in partnership with Nebraska Community Foundation, to help restore and recover those communities, many of which include our customers, family or friends.
Rebuild the Heartland will focus recovery efforts in Nebraska, western Iowa and southeastern South Dakota in four, main areas:
Funds will be awarded to nonprofit organizations leading these efforts in impacted communities. The two-phase approach will address both short- and long-term needs, and 100 percent of the money raised will be deployed to flood-affected areas.
NPPD teammates live and work in communities around the state. We are dedicated to serving our customers, because we're your neighbors. “Always there when you need us,” is more than a tagline to us. It’s a way of life. And it’s why public power has remained a strong and resilient benefit to the state throughout the decades.
To learn more about Rebuild the Heartland, visit: https://www.rebuildtheheartland.org.
To help those affected by the recent historic and devastating flooding, we are increasing the following residential EnergyWise℠ incentives to assist our customers in the rebuilding process.
In addition, through August 1, 2019, the Nebraska Energy Office, in conjunction with Nebraska lending institutions, is offering under the Dollar and Energy Savings Loan Program, 1% loans to assist those impacted by the flooding to repair their homes, provided the home has not been condemned. For more information visit Emergency Dollar and Energy Saving Loans.