“I’m overwhelmed and blessed” dozens help farmer harvest after his equipment caught fire

Around 50 people showed up early near Sutton to help Jonathan Rempel harvest his corn after a tractor, combine, and two semis all caught fire.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — “I’m overwhelmed and blessed by the kindness and the people who have reached out to help,” says Jonathan Rempel.

Around 50 people showed up early near Sutton to help Jonathan Rempel harvest his corn after a tractor, combine, and two semis all caught fire.

 While many believe it was arson, authorities and the state fire marshal are still investigating to determine if that’s the case.

“We were hit, and we were hit hard,” said Rempel. “We didn’t know how we were going to bring in the crop, and God raised people up to come into our lives. Some of them we didn’t know, some we’ve never met, some are friends, and they’re all family now.”

A volunteer farmer from Marquette says Rempel’s story touched the hearts of farmers across the state, and they came together to help.

“It’s a really sad thing and obviously we farm and so we kind of take this personally,” said Curt Carson. “This is what the Lord would want us to do to help our neighbor when he’s in trouble. So, it’s just part of our culture here and I’m thankful for that.”

“It would take me a week or so to bring it in myself but were gonna do it in a day or two,” said Rempel. “It’s gonna be awesome.”

Support for Rempel continues to come in from across the country. A GoFundMe set at $50,000 has just surpassed $95000. Local restaurants are donating dinners for the volunteers and Rempel says it’s an emotional experience.

“I was preparing to solve problems and people said ‘Sit down, let us help you,'” says Rempel. “‘You sit down we’ve got this, you take care of your wife. You take care of your baby, we’ve got this.’ We are so blessed.”

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