Lane Unhjem, who farms durum wheat and canola at his farm near Crosby, North Dakota, received confirmation that he is part of a good community recently after having a very bad day.
Early last week Lane was out harvesting on a Combine when the machine malfunctioned and caught fire. Now that would be bad enough for anyone, but it seems that while fighting the fire Lane suffered a heart attack. Fortunately he recognized something was wrong and was able to get taken to the hospital.
He’s still recovering but in stable condition. But that left most of his crops in the field and him unable to do anything about it. So what happened? His neighbours stepped up.
According to friend of the family Jenna Binde, “everybody knows the Unhjems and they’re good people and good in the community.”
About 40 to 50 neighbours gathered at the Unhjem’s farm with a menagerie of equipment and got to work. While one burnt combine wouldn’t do much good, a dozen gets the job done quick.
One of the neighbours who helped out, Don Anderson, was able to get some photos and post about it on Facebook.
As a result of their combined efforts the group was able to finish 1000 acres in just over 7 hours.
Now the Unhjems have a beautiful crop in the bins, nice and safe, and the comfort of knowing that the community of friends they have built up helped out and are praying and doing what they can to help get them through this tough time. And that’s your Good News Story of the Day, which you can find in full here.
This should help take a bunch of stress off of Lane, and let him rest and recover in comfort, knowing that even when faced with something like this, he was not alone.
Story and Image from USA Today.