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From the heartland to the heart, Ohio farmers helping their own in Nebraska hit by heavy flooding

Flooding Continues To Cause Devastation Across Midwest
Flooding Continues To Cause Devastation Across Midwest
Posted at 7:13 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 07:13:14-04

From the heartland to the heart, farmers across Ohio are donating their time and supplies to Nebraska farmers hit hard by snow, rain, wind and flooding in recent weeks.

Farmers and organizers with the Ohio Rural Relief Fund are hitting the road March 29 to deliver supplies generously donated by people across the state.

"We're 2 percent of the population… stand up for each other," said Candace Lease with the Ohio Rural Relief Fund.

There will be eight to nine trucks filled with livestock medicine, fencing supplies and cleaning supplies for farmers.

RELATED: Nebraska farmer is killed trying to rescue someone in state's worst flooding in 50 years

Farmers have lost soil, fencing and livestock and the governor calls this the state's worst natural disaster ever, with states of emergency in 74 counties.

"This is the largest widespread amount of flooding we've had in the last half century," Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts told CNN affiliate KTIV.

If you're interested in donating, you can find more information here.