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Volunteers pile in buses to help clean up Pilger, NE


Hundreds of volunteers from all over Siouxland came together to help the residents of Pilger, Nebraska clean up the mess left behind from Monday's tornado.

Stanton County officials said the population of Pilger, Nebraska easily doubled Wednesday because of the large number of volunteers. Wisner-Pilger High School was flowing with people registering to lend a helping hand. After check in, volunteers loaded on a school bus and headed into town.

"I just know that even though they're people that I don't know, I know that if it was in Lyons that they would be there to help clean up over there. It's just a small town thing to do," said volunteer Beth Doht.

"There's a lot going on right now in our area, but I felt that it was worth the time to come up here and help out for a couple days," said Volunteer Dave Wakehouse.

Wednesday's volunteers are encouraging others to come to Pilger and help out. Volunteers said it's not how much you can do, but how you can support a local town in need.

"There's something for everyone to do. I think anyone can give a helping hand no matter who you are, how big you are, what you do," said volunteer Kevin Dunklau.

The residents of Pilger said the volunteers have been a huge help in the clean up. For those looking to lend a helping hand on Thursday, officials said you can check in at the Wisner-Pilger High School, in Wisner, after 7:00 a.m.

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