HORACE, N.D., September 27, 2016 – Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization providing planting, harvesting or haying assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, has reached its 400th case milestone.
As the fire chief of Casselton, N.D., Tim McLean helps many in the community by being among the first to respond when disaster strikes. But this harvest, Farm Rescue is coming to help Tim.
“My wife's fight with cancer has been a rough couple months. With harvest approaching it was one more thing weighing heavily on our minds. She has been the one to keep things going through harvest, running the combine, grain cart and parts. My salesman at RDO Equipment Company suggested that I contact Farm Rescue. I struggled with the decision to apply, but after reading the application I decided to fill it out. When I got the call from Farm Rescue that they would be more than happy to help out with harvest it was a great relief. An organization that brings together people with the love of farming and assisting farmers in a time of need is a great blessing,” said McLean, Assisted Farmer.
Farm Rescue is assisting him in this time of crisis…as they have for 399 farmers and ranchers before him. Since the first planting case in 2006, Farm Rescue is proud to have provided assistance in planting, haying, harvesting and commodity hauling to 400 farm families.
“We are honored to have assisted 400 farm and ranch families during their time of unexpected crises,” said Bill Gross, President, Farm Rescue. “It has been a blessing to see so many people and businesses come together to participate in making this organization an amazing success. We will have helped more farm and ranch families this year than any previous year. Thank you to all the supporters of our mission. God Bless You!”
In a world of negative news, Farm Rescue volunteers and donors are proud to be a ray of sunshine on hardworking farmers and ranchers in a time of need.
About Farm Rescue
Farm Rescue was founded in 2005 and has helped 400 families since its inception. The organization's mission is to help farmers and ranchers who have experienced a major illness, injury, or natural disaster by providing the necessary equipment and manpower to plant, hay or harvest their crop. Farm Rescue is currently available in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, and Iowa. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 harvest season, which can be obtained at 701-252-2017 or farmrescue.org.