Elmwood, NE -- It was more than just a breakfast for champions.
"This is a good way to give back to the community back," said Luciel Laughlin, an Elmwood resident.
The Elmwood Volunteer Fire Department held a fundraiser. The Waffle Man from Lincoln came to serve waffles and sausages.
Although the town of Elmwood and Weeping Water are fourteen-miles from one another, they came together to support their volunteer fire and rescue crews.
"We decided to give our money this year to assist them to buy supplies that they need and help upgrade their equipment," said Rescue Captain, Ed Blunt.
In June 2013, the Weeping Water Rescue team lost a member of their family. Volunteer ambulance driver, Bob Hanes was killed during his regular call. His family spoke on behalf of him.
"He would be so proud that his memory is still part of the Weeping Water Rescue," said Hane's sister, Barb Knott.
The fire and rescue crews perform their duties, place themselves at risk, to help their communities, and their best reward is a simple "thanks."
"The best thing on any call any person, they just come up and say thank you," said Blunt.
Blunt says he hopes to raise about two-thousand dollars for new equipment for Weeping Water Rescue.