Details for COL Bellwood Lakes Go Fund Me

Bellwood Lakes
NEEDS your help!
The community of Bellwood Lakes was hit hard by
the flood. Coverage of our story was on the front page
of the Omaha World Herald on March 21 2019. Titled,
“Their Platte River Dream Turned into a Nightmare” and
written by Matthew Hansen, the article served as a
personalized view of the widespread destruction that
Bellwood Lakes has suffered.
After the water receded we realized our nightmare
had only just begun. The dirt road that connected
our community was all but destroyed by ice and
floodwaters. On top of the damage to our homes, we
found ourselves stranded - the only way to reach our
houses was by boating across a lake overrun with
garbage. However, we are working closely with the
landowner of Bellwood Lakes, who has stated there
are not enough funds to rebuild the roads, leaving it to
the hardworking, blue-collar residents to pay for both
their ravaged homes and the roads to reach them.
It is difficult for us to ask for help. We are a proud
community... But our resources are spread thin and
what little money we had could only lay an unfinished
path of sand. This road is very temporary and can
barely be navigated.
Reluctantly, we are asking for your help. Many of
the residents remain displaced. The community of
Bellwood Lakes has started a GoFundMe account
that will help us pay for road materials and the machines
to build a permanent road. Any amount donated, no
matter how big or small, is a step toward getting our
homes back. We greatly appreciate any help you can

The GoFundMe fundraiser can be found at:
Donations can also be directed to the Bank of the Valley account:
“Damaged Road Fund for Bellwood Lakes”
Any questions can be directed toward Andrew Bauer at


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