Community Harvests Field For Farmer With Cancer
Thanks to the support of his kind neighbors, one farmer’s crops are saved this harvest season.
Cancer stopped Carl Bates from continuing with harvesting his crops in his Galva, Illinois, fields. Had it not been for his family and local community that rallied to the crop’s aid, who knows what would have happened. On Sept. 25, 40 local people from their tight-knit Galva farming community showed up at Mr. Bates’ farm and completed a weeklong harvest in just ONE day.
“It fills us with pride to be from here, it shows how many good, selfless people there still are in this country.” -Carl’s cousin, Jason Bates
Through social media and word of mouth, the Bate’s prayers were answered. The team of volunteers ranged from bank and machinery company operators. They showed support by supplying food and drink to the workers.
“That is why [we] live here, your friends are like family here. People genuinely care for each other and don’t expect anything in return.” – Jason Bates tells HuffPost
The harvest that was done that day would have normally taken a farmer 1 full week of heavy-duty work to complete. These 40 volunteers covered the work in just a matter of hours. They covered 450 acres of land.
God bless these wonderful people and their kind hearts. May their kind acts be replicated with great kindness!
As Acts 20:35 states,
I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Article: Huffington Post