Norfolk, NE nursing home does its part to help tornado victims
NORFOLK, NE (KTIV/US92) -
In the wake of the tornadoes that hit Pilger, Nebraska and other areas, many local residents and businesses have held fundraisers for the ongoing recovery effort.
The staff and residents at the Heritage of Bel-Air Nursing Home in Norfolk held a silent auction, bake sale, and spaghetti feed to raise money for their neighboring community. The nursing home administrator says the spaghetti feed served more than 400 people in the span of a couple of hours.
Katie Frederick of Heritage of Bel-Air said, "We raised over $7,000 dollars. 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 staff member of the nursing home who lost everything in the tornado.
All the funds will go directly to those in Pilger affected by the storm.
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