By Nick Starling email@example.com
As wildfires storm through northern Nebraska, communities around Ainsworth are finding a way to deal with this emergency.
"This is my biggest disaster," said Region 24 emergency manager Doug Fox.
"I've had 25 Federal declarations before this one and this 5 far surpasses that," said Fox.
"That's what I always kind of thought of rural Nebraska, everybody wants to take care of everybody else," said Mindy Mangus from the American Red Cross based out of Grand Island.
Volunteers like Marilyn Broadbeck are doing what they can to help out the firefighters.
"I just felt like I needed to do something because if everyone's sitting at home thinking 'oh that got enough help' and they don't have enough help then we feel bad that you weren't here to help," said Broadbeck from Ainsworth.
And that community effort has the American Red Cross thankful for the generosity of so many donations.
"Oh my gosh, the donations are amazing. Stuff has been pouring in and offers for help," said Mangus.
Broadbeck's son is a volunteer firefighter battling the flames and she says just doing her part.
"It's been a very much family effort, have to stick together," said Broadbeck.
And speaking about the community.
"We rally around when we need to. We're sorry that it had to be a fire to bring this together but we're with it," said Broadbeck.
And asking help from another source.
"Just hope that mother nature will rain and put it out for us," said Broadbeck.