It started out as a convoy 18 strong from northeast Ohio, and it grew as the trucks drove toward Nebraska.

Vehicles from across the United States are converging on the flood-ravaged state, filled with hay, livestock feed, food and household goods.

You name it and it was in their convoy, said volunteer Russ Meyer of AM Trucking and Grading in Ashland, Ohio. His church sent clothes, furniture and food and his mom, chicken supplies.

“My dad told me a long time ago. You don’t have to live next to a guy for you to be his neighbor,” he said. “They were giving us big thumbs up and talking to us on the radio. Everybody is happy to see us.”