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Disaster response team from Texas uses Jeeps to help flooded Nebraskans

Posted at 6:49 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 11:50:23-04

ASHLAND, Neb. (KMTV) — This isn't the disaster response team you're used to seeing.

"We actually drove up from Austin yesterday to come and help out."

7 Slot Response looks ready to tackle any kind of disaster, like the recent floods, thanks to their love of Jeeps.

"As a disaster response charity, we want to help people not only in Texas, but all over the country," CEO Jason Glass said.

Eastern Nebraska is their farthest mission so far. The group first joined forces after tackling Hurricane Harvey. Glass says he founded this team to be on the front lines of relief efforts.

"As you can tell, we build Jeeps that are capable of handling high water, climbing over logs and debris, and helping rescue people or taking them supplies," Glass said.

Their first full day in eastern Nebraska starts with picking up water and food from a donation center in Bellevue. Then the group of five trekked to Ashland--right on the Platte River.

Jason Davis is one of the members from Belleuve. He helped bring the Texans to their first stop at a family friend's home right up against the river.

"[The homeowner] has some immediate needs with debris, fence, several dogs and she's got others staying with her because their homes were lost," Davis said.

So it's right to work, raising the fence, clearing debris, and picking up the pieces of a flooded home. It wasn't long until they got to use their favorite equipment--the tow on a white Jeep.

"This [homeowner] is the only person I know directly, but I've been in the community the past few days--it's been continuous, asking people if they need support."

7 Slot knows their work is only just beginning.

"[This is] the first of many."