SCHUYLER – On a beautiful Saturday morning, truck after truck made its way into Schuyler filled with supplies for those affected by the March floods.
The convoy of trucks made their way to Nebraska from Michigan, and were lead by a group of farmers looking to help out their fellow man. The group has also assisted farmers in states such as Oklahoma, Montana, Kansas, and Texas when people in those areas were faced with disasters.
“It’s a great feeling to be able to come out and help people that are in need, because we know what it’s like,” convoy leader Jeff Goken said. “We started out, and started asking West Michigan farmers to help us, and it really just blew up.”
The convoy also delivered supplies to the Fremont community on Friday, and Goken says that stops will be made in Columbus and Platte Center as well on Saturday. Available supplies included fence posts, hay, various personal items, and Easter baskets to celebrate the holiday weekend.
Goken says that the amount of donations that were received from communities in West Michigan was overwhelming, and that it’s been a blessing to be able to help out fellow farmers that are in need.