Work crew near Keystone, Iowa

The Fellowship of Christian Farmers, International teamed up with Go Serve Global to help farmers in rural Iowa recover from the August 10th derecho windstorm that hit the Cedar Rapids area with sustained winds of over 100 mph, lasting nearly an hour and flattening 13 million acres of corn and soybeans. Current projects include removing downed trees and gleaning fields littered with pieces of destroyed grain bins and other metal buildings on farms northeast of Keystone.

Dayton His, Go Serve Global

 

The base camp in Keystone, IA has been manned by FCFI volunteer extrordinaire Ralph Shallenberger, who has been cooking and organizing meals for the work crews. Ralph has also been checking out the area for more farmers that need clean up work done.

There is plenty of work to do for all ages!

The base camp in Keystone, IA has been manned by FCFI volunteer extrordinaire Ralph Shallenberger, who has been cooking and organizing meals for the work crews. Ralph has also been checking out the area for more farmers that need clean up work done.

Organized chaos!

With a crew as large as 15, it is important to stay safe on the job. Bright safety green shirts helps to see where everyone is working. Even those not cutting had plenty to do hauling branches into piles to be stacked by the skid loader.

Heavy work for the young ones!

Some of those helped were brought to tears from the outreach, after finding out that there was no charge for the work. Part of the job is the disaster relief work, and the other part is showing the love of
Christ to those who are hurting.

Ann Nelson, from Walla Walla, Washington, was visiting family in Minneapolis when she heard about the project in Iowa. Here, Ann is pulling the remains of the steel roofing of a hog finishing barn to be loaded into a trailer for disposal.

There is still much work to do in Iowa. If you would like to help out, contact Dennis Schlagel, Executive Director of the Fellowship of Chrstian Farmers at (309) 530-7004. If you are unable to do this kind of work, but would still like to help out, hit the GIVE NOW! button on the left. Prayer is always appreciated as well. Thank you for your support!

6 weeks after the storm and still much work to do

Watch video here –> Disaster Relief Work Continues in Iowa