Farm Rescue hauling hay to Nebraska flood victims

Submitted Photo This photo shows Farm Rescue’s original “Operation Hay Lift,” which was launched in the summer of 2017 to provide relief to ranchers affected by severe drought. Similar equipment will be used for the organization’s current flood relief effort to haul hay to Nebraska flood victims.

HORACE — Farm Rescue, a North Dakota-based nonprofit organization, is ramping up hay relief efforts in response to recent severe flooding in the state of Nebraska.

The organization is again activating “Operation Hay Lift” to haul much-needed livestock feed to ranchers affected by the natural disaster, according to a news release.

Farm Rescue is calling for hay donations, volunteer CDL drivers and monetary gifts to help support the mission, which will last throughout the next several weeks, as funding and resources allow.

Affected ranchers are asked to fill out applications for hay hauling assistance, which will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications can be obtained at farmrescue.org.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those suffering from this natural disaster,” said Bill Gross, founder & president of Farm Rescue. “Please consider donating funds or hay so we can deliver hope to these families in the midst of crisis.”

Those wanting to apply for assistance, sign up to be a volunteer CDL driver or make a monetary donation can visit farmrescue.org or call 701-252-2017. Those with any hay to donate should contact Levi Wielenga, Operations Manager, at levi@farmrescue.org or 712-389-1024.

Farm Rescue provides planting, haying, harvesting and livestock feeding assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster.

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