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N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Non-profit Farm Rescue has reached a milestone today by helping their 400th farm family.

Created in 2005, the organization has expanded to help farms and families in need in more than 4 states including North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana.

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,” McLean stated.

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 of 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.”

Get more information at farmrescue.org.