Resources Available for Nebraska Blizzard Victims

Posted 9 months ago

By Scott Carlson

dept-of-natural-resources(AP) — Resources are available for ranchers who experienced cattle losses in the blizzard that struck northwest Nebraska.

The Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service has money available to help with cattle disposals. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15. Ranchers can call 308-432-4616 to see if they qualify.

The Chadron Community Foundation has created a relief fund to help with fence repair, carcass disposals, animal care and other needs. Applications are available through University of Nebraska extension offices or First National Bank of Chadron.

The Farm Crisis Response Council is offering mental health counseling. The number is 1-800-464-0258.

Mental health services are also available through the state by calling 308-635-3173, Crossroads Resources in Chadron at 308-432-3920, or Western Community Health Resources in Chadron at 308-432-8979. The Crawford office’s number is 308-665-1770.