Iowa, Nebraska Governors Challenge Citizens to Support Red Cross Disaster Relief

Hawk Talk Monthly — November


DES MOINES — For 100 years, the American Red Cross has offered help and hope to Iowans and Nebraskans after disasters like tornadoes, floods and house fires.
Before the Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the sixth annual Hy-Vee Heroes football game on November 25, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts are asking the citizens of their states to participate in a friendly challenge to see which state can raise more money to support the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund.

Now through November 25, donate to support Red Cross Disaster Relief by going to or People can also text Iowa to 90999 or Nebraska 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Every 8 minutes, the Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected by community disasters. Financial contributions to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund allow volunteers to help disaster victims, anywhere, anytime. Donations are used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

When you donate through the Hy-Vee Heroes Game Governors’ Challenge, your gift will give support, strength and hope to someone devastated by disaster.

Hy-Vee Heroes Game
The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers will play November 25 in Kinnick Stadium in the Hy-Vee Heroes Game. Citizen heroes from both Iowa and Nebraska will be invited to attend the game as special guests of the teams, where they will receive on-field recognition and have their names inscribed on the game trophy.

Contact Information:
American Red Cross – Iowa
Kara Kelly
Regional Communications Officer
American Red Cross, Iowa Region
(515) 664-6326
Governor Branstad
Ben Hammes
(515) 281-5211