Local bank raises $65,000 so far from Canal Breach Fund

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. As the Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation Districts are getting the temporary fix in order for the tunnel collapse, one local bank is helping to fund this project.

Platte Valley Bank would like to raise at least $100,000 to help. There is no cut off time for this project because they want to see it through successfully until the end. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

Platte Valley Bank alongside the Oregon Trial Community Foundation has set up a Ft. Laramie Canal Breach Disaster Relief Fund to help with the effort to restore water and support local affected Ag families.

As of this moment, they have raised $65,000 within this fund.

They would like to raise at least $100,000 to help.

“Any amount is really important,” said Hod Kosman, Chairman. “I think it’s important that it gives you the knowledge that you participated in helping your neighbors who are growing food for the world and have been really been put under a hardship here.”

There is no cut off time for this project as they want to see it through successfully until the end.

“We need to see this project through to the end,” said Kosman. “We need to find out what sources are available aside of our area to help with the funding. We know in a disaster of this magnitude, there will be needs. Our community has always stepped up. We have always come forward and we are today.”

You can make a donation at the Platte Valley Bank locations in Nebraska and Wyoming listed below, or go on their website at pvbank.com/give.

The locations include:

Circle Drive - Scottsbluff, NE, 1212 Circle Drive Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Plaza - Scottsbluff, NE, 710 Ave B Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Centennial - Scottsbluff, NE, 3011 Ave. B Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Gering, NE, 1850 10th Street Gering NE, 69341
Morrill, NE, 126 Center Ave. Morrill, NE 69358
Minatare, NE, 323 Main Street Minatare, NE 69356
Bridgeport, NE, 901 10th Ave Sidney, NE 69162

Torrington, WY, 2201 Main Street Torrington, WY 82240
Wheatland, WY, 200 16th Street Wheatland, WY 82201
Second Street - Casper, WY, 5271 East Second Street Casper, WY 82604
College Drive - Cheyenne, WY, 3310 North Colleg Drive Cheyenne, WY 82001
Vandehei - Cheyenne, WY, 421 Vandehei Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82003