Ohio farmers help with Nebraska flood relief

Staying in business now will be very challenging without the resources for farmers in Nebraska.

Posted: Apr 6, 2019 9:01 PM
Updated: Apr 7, 2019 11:21 AM

PAULDING, Ohio (WFFT)- Staying in business now will be very challenging without the resources for farmers in Nebraska.

"The biggest thing that's most important about it is there's animals out there that don't have anything to eat. They don't have their nutrients and things. it's all been washed away," Rustin Adam, farmer and volunteer in Van Wert said.

It's really bad for farmers who were affected by the flood in 2011.

This will be twice that they've tried to recover after experiencing heavy flooding last month.

Having a similar experience, flood relief organizer Tony Miller said there's no doubt farmers in Van Wert and Paulding, Ohio had to help.
Rustin Adam and his family donated round bales of hay and other supplies, but Miller is hoping donations pick up before they hit the road to deliver.

"Early 2000's our farm was hit by a tornado, and I've waited this long to give back and haven't been able to and now is my opportunity and that's kind of why we're doing it. Our local farmers that's been hit that's been affected by stuff, those people need it like we needed it." Flood Relief Organizer Tony Miller said.

They're on the right track so far thanks social media.

"Currently we have about forty bales of hay in here. We have some in Van Wert County. I believe we have roughly 1,500 smaller bales to be picked up on farms,and I know we have large squares to be picked up. We have a significant amount of hay. We have roughly three semis full of feed and minerals and stuff like that and then odds and ins small stuff as well," Miller said.

Items are spread out at three drop off locations: Paulding County Extension Office and Fairgrounds, Van Wert County Extension Office Fairgrounds, and Paulding County Area Foundation.

They are aiming for Tuesday April 9th at noon for their cut off for supply donations so there is still time for you to give what you can.

"These are all pure volunteers. Everyone is taking their own time away from families, farms, and businesses, and volunteering their trucks their time and their money, so that's why I was thinking if we can get a little volunteer back money wise maybe to help with diesel fuel and that's pretty much it. We're not looking to hire nobody, but it's all volunteer,"

The farmers are leaving from Middle Point, Ohio on April 12th at 9am and their goal is to drive into Sioux City, Nebraska and then end up in North End, Nebraska for the delivery.

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