LAKE VIEW, Iowa (KTIV) – March flooding has left many Siouxlanders in need.
Several student and community organizations in Lake View, Iowa, have gathered donations for those impacted in Verdigre, Nebraska.
Jacobsen Seed, a small regional seed company based out of Lake View, began the collection of donations.
Donations came from Lake View community members, East Sac County Future Farmers of America, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, TCT Trucking, Randy’s Diesel Repair, Hoefling Trucking, Renze Feed, Breda Feed & Grain, Nutrien Ag Solutions, and other local businesses and organizations.
They’ve gathered hay bales, feed supply, fencing, cleaning supplies, dog and cat food, and clothing.
Organizers say the number of donations for the drive surpassed their expectations.
There will be two semi trucks, a van trailer, and two more trucks with hay and other supplies.
“One day after watching the news, and all talking about how terrible it was, we thought we can do something. We have the ability and community behind us. So we decided to put on a flood relief drive,” said Nora Schultz, an Agronomist at Jacobsen Seed.
Jacobsen Seed and F-F-A students loaded trucks Monday with flood relief donations for Verdigre.
The students say they felt a connection to the flooding because it’s affecting agriculture. They said they know how devastating that could be to farmers in that region.
“Being a big part of agriculture, we think it’s important to help them out. So they can continue with their jobs, and their lives,” said Ashly Hauser, the East Sac FFA President.
All five of the vehicles loaded with the donations will arrive in Verdigre Tuesday.