Zach Bryan and His Band Help with Clean Up After Tornadoes Tear Through Midwest: 'Standing with You'

At least five people have died after twisters tore through Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska over the weekend

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty</p> Country singer Zach Bryan

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Country singer Zach Bryan
  • Zach Bryan and his band were spotted helping with storm clean-up in Nebraska after tornadoes ripped through several Midwest states, leaving at least five people dead

  • The country singer happened to be in town ahead of performances in Omaha on Monday and Tuesday

  • Bryan said he spent "some pretty formidable years" of his life in the Omaha area and wanted to lend a helping hand

Country singer Zach Bryan and his band are helping to clean up after tornadoes ripped through multiple Midwest states.

At least five people have died after several twisters tore through Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.

Some of the tornadoes, including those that struck Marietta and Sulphur, Okla., were rated as high as EF-3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, according to the National Weather Service

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<p>Zach Bryan/Instagram</p> Damage caused by a tornado that ripped through Elkhorn, Neb.

Zach Bryan/Instagram

Damage caused by a tornado that ripped through Elkhorn, Neb.

A tornado that struck Elkhorn, Neb., on Friday was also rated an EF-3.

Afterward, Bryan, 28, stepped up to help the rattled community pick up the pieces. The country crooner was spotted assisting with the clean-up while in town for a number of shows, according to ABC affiliates KETV and KCRG.

Bryan is slated to perform at the CHI Health Center in Omaha on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 as part of “The Quittin’ Time Tour,” according to his website.

In an Instagram post shared on April 27, Bryan said he and his band want to “do all we can to help.”

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The musician said he lived in Omaha through “some pretty formidable years of my life,” and offered “some honest prayers and hopes to the communities affected by the tornadoes that tore through them.”

“The band and I are standing with you guys as we are playing some shows in Omaha,” Bryan wrote. “I am so sorry to anyone that is having to deal with picking up the pieces of their homes and their lives.”

<p>Nikos Frazier/Omaha World-Herald via AP</p> Families sift through tornado damage near Omaha, Neb.

Nikos Frazier/Omaha World-Herald via AP

Families sift through tornado damage near Omaha, Neb.

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Kristi Andersen, who lives in the area, shared a photo of Bryan helping her son, Gavin, with an air conditioner on Instagram. "I was a fan before but now even more so," she wrote, adding, "What a great human!"

“How cool is it that he would just show up and start working?” Andersen said, per the Omaha World-Herald. “He was just out there among the people without any fanfare. As the mother of two teenagers, that’s the kind of celebrity I want my kids to follow.”

Gavin, 17, was with several members of his football team from Elkhorn South High School when Bryan stepped in to help. “Zach’s people were saying they didn’t want any pictures or anything because he was just there to help,” he said, per the outlet. “It was pretty awesome to see that.”

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