In times of trouble, look to your community.
That's exactly what Dan Bates did for his terminally ill cousin, Carl.
Rather than look to government for a handout, Bates reached out to his Illinois neighbors and friends to help his cousin harvest 450 acres of corn.
On Friday, September 25th, more than forty individuals showed up at the farm, ready to get to work. Using 10 combines, 12 grain carts and 16 semi-trucks, the army of helping neighbors finished the job - which normally takes a full week - in just 10 hours!
"[Carl Bates' family] has so much going on right now, with medical bills and the condition he’s in," Dan said. "This is one less thing they have to worry about. If they need to sell [the corn] to pay bills, it's done. They can now worry about Carl and take care of him."
Rely on people, not government.