Rocker Bret Michaels Assisting Pilger, NE Community Alongside Salvation Army
A week after violent EF4 tornadoes struck the community of Pilger, Nebraska, famous rock star, Bret Michaels joined recovery efforts, alongside volunteers of The Salvation Army. The rocker took his day off from his summer concert tour to help the community, stating he’ll do all that he can to help rebuild the town and, even mentioned organizing a benefit concert near Pilger to help raise money.
“Thank you to the great people of Pilger, Nebraska and all the surrounding communities today during our trip to help clean up efforts,” Michaels posted on his Facebook page. “Huge thank you to all the police, firefighters, EMT, American Red Cross, The Salvation Army USA and all the awesome volunteers. If any of you have the means to help the town of Pilger, by all means please volunteer to help these folks out during this devastating time.”
Volunteers and personnel of The Salvation Army continue to serve the community, as debris still litter the town of 350 residents. Emergency Services teams from Lincoln and Norfolk, Neb. remain on the scene.
Salvation Army officers and staff are focused on providing food and hydration for storm victims, first responders and volunteers. The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by these storms to donate online orcall 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Donors may contribute $10 via their phone bill by text messaging the word STORM to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word, “Yes.” Monetary donations are needed to meet survivors’ most immediate needs:
- A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day
- A $30 donation provides one food box which contains staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing a broom, mop, bucket and other cleaning supplies
- A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster
- A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours
- A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen fully operational for one day