CARTER COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — Lack of rain has made it a more difficult season for volunteer firefighters, but Texomans are stepping up to help.

Pallets of drinking water — along with snacks and other useful goods — have been donated to departments throughout Oklahoma. The small act of kindness has been a larger help to the departments than just the goods themselves.

"We can focus more on keeping the equipment maintained now instead of having to go around and search for water," said Deputy Chief Michael Campbell with the Criner Hills Volunteer Fire Department. "The pallet we got was roughly $250. That $250 can now fuel a couple trucks up."

As donations continue, different volunteer departments say they appreciate any help they can get to navigate our summer drought.