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Volunteers helping Gifford Farm clean up from flooding

Posted at 6:48 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 19:48:40-04

BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) — An area farm and education center hit by the flooding in March wants to re-open by June and is looking for help.

Gifford Farm in Bellevue is a popular place for field trips and educational groups in the area. The farm had seven feet of water during the flooding which caused damage to the educational buildings.

The farm is looking for volunteers to help with the cleanup. Volunteers are welcome Tuesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and the farm is open to having people help out on Saturdays.

"We knew we couldn't get it done on our own in the rapid fashion we wanted," said Elain Swanson, a staff member at Gifford Farm. "We wanted to get open as soon as we could and we knew the staff would not be able to manage the magnitude of that so the volunteers have been keey in speeding up the process."

The goal is to have everything up and running by June 3rd. Currently the farm has been traveling to schools for lessons while the cleanup is going on.