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Storm Assistance

Immediate help is available for Methodist employees affected by the May 21 and April 26 storms

Severe spring weather is impacting many at Methodist Health System. Together, we can help our fellow coworkers through this challenging time.

Human Resources, in partnership with Methodist Hospital Foundation, stands ready to assist. 

  • Employees facing financial emergencies because of recent storms can submit up to $1,000 in bills/expenses for payment—even if you have used employee assistance in the past and/or if you were helped with COVID-19 and/or 2019 flood assistance. 
  • If you haven’t utilized the Caring Coworkers Fund in the last three years, you are eligible to receive a total of $2,000 in aid ($1,000 from the Caring Coworkers Fund, $1,000 in storm assistance).  

Please note: Employees can only receive the storm assistance grant once.

Donate to the Crisis Response Fund.

To Apply for Storm Assistance

To apply for financial assistance, please contact the appropriate representative from your affiliate (Methodist Hospital, Methodist Women’s Hospital, Methodist Physicians Clinic, Methodist Health System corporate, Shared Service Systems and Nebraska Methodist College). Click here for a list of representatives and phone numbers.

How We Can All Help

To support those affected, Methodist employees can offer cash or paid-time-off (PTO) hours that are converted to cash. 

Methodist employees are known for their giving spirit. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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Employee Resource

Best Care EAP: Another Layer of Support for You

If you need to talk to a licensed professional counselor about your experience, remember that you have access to system-funded benefits through Best Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Research has shown that the way you take care of yourself the first few days following a traumatic event helps minimize the development of future psychological reactions to the event. 

Another option for mental health support: the RISE (Resilience in Stressful Events) program. 

RISE provides 24/7 on-call peer responders who are ready to assist with a range of challenges. Please call (402) 354-RISE (7473) and ask to speak with a RISE peer responder. You’ll receive a call back within 60 minutes.

Learn More About Best Care EAP