Deer Park farmers help family coping with tragedy

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 13 at 6:41 PM

DEER PARK, Wash. -- A group of farmers near Deer Park worked on another farm to help neighbors struggling with the loss of a loved one.

"Taking care of the funeral, everything that comes along with that, we were just really swamped," said Scott Littrel.

Judith Porter was killed in an accident earlier in August. So neighboring farmers helped her family cut more than 100 acres of hay. That is the equivalent of five days worth of work completed in 90 minutes.

"We just heard of it and all got together to help them out," said Gary Gibson, one of the farmers who helped Porter's family. "The whole community pulls together and helped us out. It's been really nice."

Porter's family said this was just another example of their friends looking out for each other. And it wasn't the first time. Some of the same farmers came together to help this family years ago when another tragedy occurred. The farmers said it's just what they do.

"It happens from time to time and that's what farm communities are all about," Gibson said.

 

 

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