The Salvation Army's Camp Gene Eppley Inundated by Flooding Platte River
The Salvation Army Gene Eppley Camp—just east of Highway 75 on the north bank of the Platte River—was inundated by floodwaters on Saturday, March 16. Initial indications are that the property appears to be a total loss. Water levels have reached the roofs of the cabins and other buildings. Two Salvation Army employees who live at the camp have lost their homes there.
For decades, this camp has been used year-round for various groups, programs and retreats; it is best known as a summer camp that hosts hundreds of students each year (nearly 700 in 2018 alone). Approximately 3,400 people in total were scheduled to use the camp this year.
The Salvation Army Western Division is looking for volunteers to assist with flood-relief efforts, as well as donations to support flood-relief efforts.
To volunteer, call 402-898-6050 or sign up online on our "Register to Ring" page.
To make a monetary donation, please visit our Flood Relief page.