Amish Volunteers Work in to Help Tornado Victims

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

While tornado victims have to wait for federal aid, local volunteers continue to show up and help total strangers.

On Tuesday, two van loads of Amish men from Fennimore and Brodhead showed up and asked where they could help. The men spent the day helping to clear fallen trees and brush in the Town of Pleasant Springs. One of the men who drove them there says the Amish have a long history of helping out after a natural disaster. He says half of the volunteers were boys.

Glen Graham drove the Amish volunteers to the site and he says this is a good opportunity to teach them about helping others. "It's also a way for their parents to train them to have these same ethics-about work and caring for your fellow man."

Graham says the Amish families don't do the work for attention. They do it to help others in need.

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