Disaster Relief

Here are some opportunities to support, serve, and show compassion to our city:

We are currently collecting dollars to assist with disaster relief here in Omaha, as many of our sister congregational members were affected by the recent tornados that hit Elkhorn, Bennington and surrounding communities. 

  • Donations are needed for the emergency shelter set up at the Common Ground Community Center, 1701 Veterans Dr. in Elkhorn. Donation needs include: toiletries, non-perishable foods, wipes, diapers, towels, washcloths, pillows, phone chargers, power straps, etc.
  • Serve hot meals with Hot Meals USA at Bethany Church 4200 N 204th St, Elkhorn. Meals are provided at 7am, 11:30am, and 5pm.
  • Volunteer with Heartland Hope Mission’s Crisis Response Center, 15555 Industrial. Volunteers are needed to help distribute food, hygiene items, clothing, pet food, and toys during these time frames: Monday- Friday 9am-3pm, Saturdays 10am-12pm.
  • Salvation Army's donation site at 156th and Blondo needs volunteers.
  • Lutheran Church of the Master has a donation/distribution site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1376817086321098
  • COPE is focused on providing long term assistance to people affected by the storms through their food pantry, clothing rack, emergency assis- tance and other services. COPE is located at 20601 Elkhorn Dr., Elkhorn, NE. Help is needed to help manage supplies as they arrive.

For those who are able to help, THANK YOU! Tragedy presents an opportunity for us as church to be a blessing and to share the love of Jesus with those who have lost so very much.

 

Blessings,
Pastor Bryan E. Drebes

Pastor Drebes is Pastor at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church Rev. Bryan Drebes is Pastor at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church in Omaha Nebraska

Pastor Drebes attended Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, beginning in 1997.  He spent the summer of 1999 teaching English to Chinese middle school teachers in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.  He served a four-month vicarage at St. John Lutheran Church, Plymouth, Wisconsin, followed by eight months at Bethany Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kansas. Pastor Drebes was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry at Zion Lutheran Church, Palmyra, Missouri on August 19, 2001, and installed as Associate Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kansas on September 9, 2001.  He served Bethany for 14 years.  Pastor Drebes accepted a Divine