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Volunteers at burned Kansas ranches say helping is what ‘real Americans do’

Volunteers are coming from across America to work on Kansas ranches damaged by fire. “You couldn’t stop them if you wanted to. They have their minds made up they have to come help, and they are.”

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Urge to help fire victims strong for Iowa resident

As of Thursday morning Iowan Seth Phillips still had no idea how he'd return in time for college classes next week. He'd come to Ashland with friends, and felt so strongly about his need to volunteer, that he stayed when they had to leave after a few days. (Video by Michael Pearce / Kansas.com)

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Doughnuts for volunteers in Ashland

Wichita's Paradise Donuts has shipped hundreds of freshly-baked doughnuts to Ashland, having them arrive at about 7 a.m. to be served for breakfast for volunteers helping to rebuild ranches affected by this month's wild fires. Shipments arrive daily, Tuesday-Friday, and will probably continue next week. (Video by Michael Pearce / Kansas.com)

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Toby Keith's PSA for Ashland, Kansas, and surrounding areas after wildfires

Partnering with the nonprofit Ashland Community Foundation in Clark County, country singer Toby Keith recorded a public service video announcement to help solicit donations for those in need following the devastating wildfires in the area this spring.
Toby Keith's PSA for Ashland, Kansas, and surrounding areas after wildfires 0:51

Toby Keith's PSA for Ashland, Kansas, and surrounding areas after wildfires

Urge to help fire victims strong for Iowa resident 0:51

Urge to help fire victims strong for Iowa resident

Doughnuts for volunteers in Ashland 0:22

Doughnuts for volunteers in Ashland

Volunteers from Manhattan spend spring break helping to repair fences in Ashland 1:06

Volunteers from Manhattan spend spring break helping to repair fences in Ashland

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