Carl Bates of Galva, IL, was unable to harvest his crop this year due to his cancer, so his neighbors helped out last week. 450 acres of corn was harvested in 10 hours with the help of 10 combines, 16 semis, 8 tractors with grain carts, and the generosity of 40 neighbors who volunteered to help.
Concerned about losing the crop, Bates’ family asked a couple friends for help, and friends brought more friends as the talk spread through the small northwestern IL community. Local businesses supplied equipment and food, and the farmers supplied their own fuel and big hearts.
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