HORACE, N.D. -- Farm Rescue is ramping up hay relief efforts in response to recent severe flooding in the state of Nebraska.

Farm Rescue is again activating “Operation Hay Lift” to haul much-needed livestock feed to ranchers affected by the natural disaster. The organization 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 and president, 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. If you have any hay to donate, please contact Levi Wielenga, operations manager, at levi@farmrescue.org or 712-389-1024.

Farm Rescue was founded in 2005 and has helped nearly 600 families since its inception. The organization’s mission is to help farmers and ranchers who have experienced a major illness, injury, or natural disaster by providing the necessary equipment and manpower to perform time-sensitive services. Applications are currently being accepted and can be obtained at 701-252-2017 or www.farmrescue.org. Referrals are welcome.