Nursing home staff and residents raise money for Pilger tornado victims
Staff and residents at Heritage Bel-Air nursing home raise money for tornado victims.
NORFOLK, NE (KTIV/US92) -
In the wake of the June 16 Tornadoes that hit Pilger, Nebraska and other areas in Siouxland, many local residents and businesses have come forward and held fundraisers for the ongoing recovery effort.
This week, the staff and residents of the Heritage of Bel-Air nursing home in Norfolk held a silent auction, bake sale, and spaghetti feed to raise money for the neighboring community.
Heritage of Bel-Air Administrator Katie Frederick said that the spaghetti feed served over 400 people in the span of just two hours.
“We raised over $7,000 dollars," says Katie Frederick, the Administrator of Heritage of Bel-Air. "We are having a partial match from Thrivent and then also from Vetter Health Services, our owners, based out of Elkhorn.”
The exact amount of the match has yet to be calculated.
Frederick said that the devastation hit close to home with a member of the Heritage of Bel-Air staff lost everything in the tornado. All the funds are set to go directly to those in Pilger affected by the storm.
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