BOWLING GREEN, Ind. (WTHI) – One Bowling Green, Indiana man’s firewood business was invaded by 50 visitors this weekend.
But, they were there, to lend a helping hand.
“Aaron was cutting firewood. He was cutting a tree down, it split off and hit him in the back,” said Greg Jordan, friend.
Aaron was taken to Indianapolis with major back injuries. This small community knew they had to do something to help.
This is Aaron’s livelihood, something a small town understands all too well.
“He was in the hospital before surgery and he was worried about his customers running out of wood. So that’s why, we know the importance of it,” said Jordan. “I said, get me a list of what firewood needs cut, what needs delivered, and we’ll see it gets done.”
These good Samaritans swarmed Aaron’s land and did what needed to be done. They cut firewood.
This isn’t the first time this rural community has come together to help another.
But to them, it’s just normal.
This is what you do for your fellow man.
“I feel that’s the way it should be. But, today, everybody’s so busy, they’ve all got their own things to do, and sometimes lose touch with that. This is an eye opener,” said Jordan.
And with all the extra hands, the work’s going quickly.
“We’re going to run out of firewood to split. It’s going to get all split up!” said Jordan.
The community will be out there again Sunday to finish up.
Aaron is in rehab after his surgery this week.
Aaron’s fiance says he better be ready to walk down the aisle at their upcoming wedding!