Community donates 35,000 bottles of water to North Platte Rural Fire Department

Water donation drive will help hydrate area fire departments.
Published: May. 18, 2023 at 9:05 AM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The North Platte Rural Fire Department got huge help from two local business owners who worked their way around the community to get donations for 36,000 bottles of water to give to the fire department.

Jordan Boston (State Farm) and Chase Dodson (Agri Affiliates) came together because of the drought Nebraska has been in, which contributed to the fires.

“With the firefighters giving their all to save our lands and the community helping them with water, it is essential,” Dodson said.

“Honestly, it wasn’t hard to rally the troops. North Platte is unique in that they come together when they’re asked, North Platte is really to thank everyone for sure. Appreciations to all of the firefighters in the area,” Boston said about the community’s involvement.

Together they were able to collect about 20 pallets of water.

The following fire departments will be supported through this drive:

* Arnold

* Brady

* Curtis

* Hershey

* Maxwell

* Maywood

* McPherson

* Stapleton

* Sutherland

* Wallace

* Wellfleet

* Paxton

* North Platte Fire Department

* North Platte Regional Airport Fire Department