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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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By: Jenn Hatcher

With grieving hearts and open wallets, nearly 500 people and one waffle–man enjoyed a plentiful Sunday morning breakfast.

The goal: raise money for a neighboring cities emergency responders.

In June, Weeping Water EMT,  Bob Hanes, was tragically killed in a head on collision.

His crew was transporting a patient to Lincoln when the accident happened, near Elmwood.

Every year Elmwood fire and rescue holds a waffle feed.

But this year, they're switching things up and donating all proceeds to the Weeping Water rescue squad.

"Them helping us out and we help them, it just makes us a better community, a better rescue squad," says Weeping Water Rescue Squad member, Bobby Lawrence

Tara Hanes is on the squad too and is also related to Bob, "It's been a struggle. Obviously with it being family and everything, we appreciate everybody's support that they have given us."

The fundraiser brought in $2,040.

The accident did total the ambulance; the Weeping Water rescue squad will be getting their new vehicle in the next week.

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