A group of farmers in northeast Iowa has donated tons of hay to their drought stricken counterparts in Texas, but they can’t seem to find a way to get it there. Pastor Harold McMillan is organizing the effort from his office in Luana.
He frustrated because they have enough hay to fill 14 semi trailers ready to go. “We even have individuals with licenses ready to drive but we don’t have any trucks sitting around unoccupied, not moving, so we’re waiting for things to fall into place so we can get some help in getting that down,” McMillan said.
Other Lutheran churches around the state have already sent four truckloads of hay to the Lone Star state. McMillan has contacted Governor Branstad and Texas Governor Rick Perry’s office for help with the “hay lift,” possibly from the National Guard.
“And we’ve really had no response basically because in Texas they’re fighting wildfires, and they have a financial crunch with the guard,” McMillan said. “So we’re trying to put it all together in a way that we can afford to do it.”
Anyone who can help can contact Pastor McMillan by phone at 563-880-5052 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.