The Nebraska National Guard released this photo showing a March 17 aerial view of the flood at Camp Ashland in Ashland, Nebraska.
Buffalo Bills offensive linemen Jeremiah Sirles along with Spencer Long were eating supper Monday using Sirles’ wife, Emma, when the former Nebraska Cornhuskers team mates decided they had needed to do it.
Flooding that Nebraska’s governor called”probably the very wide spread destruction we now have seen in our country’s history” had caused hundreds of millions of dollars damage to farms, both displaced families and destroyed property.
No further needing to stay Audiences to the natural disaster occurring worst at the northern part of their nation , Sirles and Long have organized a dinner for Thursday night at Schuyler, Nebraska that may offer relief on both earners and those affected from hard-hit Colfax county.
Aside from water restrictions because of a busted levee, Sirles along with his wife have escaped the brunt of the flood in their Lincoln, Nebraska home they give Extended during the NFL offseason. In the same way, Long’s family home in the Omaha suburb of Elkhorn stays high ground and has been largely spared.
Other neighboring communities weren’t too blessed. Family friends of Extended suffered flood three quarters the walls in their house and sustained damage with their own dog kennel. Neighbors lost horses into the flood waters, along with others slung suitcases on airboats to flee.
“It is the real deal here,” Long said Wednesday. “I actually don’t think the world really knows what’s happening here.”
Sirles opened Snap-Chat on Tuesday to come across a photo of cinder blocks that a college friend announced that was left of his own trailer home. Friends at Sirles’ bible study group needed kids’ houses washed away.
“It’s a wreck, man,” Sirles said Wednesday. “that you do not see a great deal of it on national media. Individuals aren’t seeing it.”
A friend of Sirles’ at a hard-hit area implied the most immediate aid to people affected would be a recharge. That spawned the idea for Thursday’s dinner, that your 2 Bills linemen expect won’t only feed those in need of a meal but also lift their spirits. HyVee, a neighborhood grocery store, has also offered assistance.
“Me and Spencer are lucky to be able to own a stage like that and go out and take action like this,” Sirles miserable. “It’s special for us because that is really where we all call home and it seems as a responsibility to let’s take good care of our own.”
ATTN Nebraskans: a unique dinner is planned for first responders, law enforcement, volunteers, victims, and also the surrounding community. Special because of Colfax County for helping set up this.
— Jeremiah Sirles (@Sirles71_HSKR) March 1 9, 2019
Sirles, that resigned with the Bills in January after joining the team last September, also Long, who signed up with Buffalo in February, train with them in the offseason. They consider Thursday’s event while the first move up their process to help Nebraska recover.
“We whipped up this pretty fast,” Long said. “Our goal by here would be to come up with something better when we get together with people, start talking and figure out a way we can [help], whether it’s donating supplies or something or money. That’s sort of in the works at this time. We’re gonna guess that out.”