CC Foundation Accepting Donations to Custer County Fire Departments thru Friday 5/6

CUSTER COUNTY–Grass fires in the late winter of 2021 and this spring have been numerous in Custer County and across many parts of Nebraska. Most people agree they do not remember anything like this in their lifetime. Mother Nature finally delivered some moisture but the toll on all the fire departments still remain. Resources have been diminished and our volunteers have been put to the test.

The Custer County Foundation has been seeking monetary donations to assist all Custer County Fire Departments. The deadline to make donations is this Friday, May 6. The Custer County Foundation has matched the first $10,000 in donations by using funds made available through the Yanagida Challenge.

As of Monday afternoon donations including the Challenge funds totaled over $51,000. Donations received by the Foundation will be distributed back, 100%, split equally between all the fire departments in the county.

Please make your Donations payable to Custer County Foundation and note “Fire Assistance Fund” in the memo line. You can either mail donations to PO Box 304 Broken Bow, NE 68822, or make donations online by going to and select the “Click Here to Make a Donation to CC Fire Departments” button on the home page. You can also drop your donation off at the foundation office located at 403 south 9th street in Broken Bow.

The Custer County Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization that was created in 1991 to promote charitable giving for the good of the communities of Custer County. The steady growth of the Foundation is driven by donors’ generosity, and the ideas and beliefs that the Custer County Foundation can make a difference in the lives of the people who live and work in Custer County. The Foundation exists because of people who have a desire to give back to the community where they lived, prospered, worked, and played.