Editors Note: what the small towns really need are donations. Let’s keep showing support for the volunteers and families who have lost homes and cattle. (update on Aug. 3)

The drought has hit north central Nebraska hard. Wildfires are cutting across the Sandhills, fragile prairie land and cattle country. You can help by donating money or supplies. Many folks have asked if this is near the proposed pipeline route, the answer unfortunately is yes. One more major risk.

Supplies Needed (*donating money is more helpful at this time*):

  • Sugar Free Items (not many)
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Paper Towels
  • Fig Newton Snack Packs
  • Pop (Mt. Dew & Diet Pop)

Donate Money:

All donations are tax-deductible and will go to help support crews on scene as well as rebuilding efforts for those affected by the fire.  

Donate online with this link: http://tinyurl.com/NEwildfire 

Mail checks to: 335 North Main Street  Ainsworth, NE 69210 

Places Taking Donated Items:

  • The Courthouse in St. Paul, NE
  • The American Red Cross
  • Advance America – locations all around the state
  • Cornhusker Toyota across from the Hy-Vee in Grand Island

Other Info:


From the north side of the Niobarar River, you could look south and see that the fire on the south side was still burning strong.