amish-raise-barn.jpgMaryland farmer John Helmstetter thought his life was ruined after a fire destroyed his barn and a third of his cattle. But he regained the “American Spirit” when his neighbors and local Amish banded together to help.

Hundreds of Amish men worked for three days to raise the building that provided John with his livlihood.

(Watch video, or at CBS News)


  1. That’s the America I know. And in these days of screaming at each other about healthcare, the financial system and other real issues that our politics get in the way of solving–this is an excellent reminder and example of working together and helping your neighbor–whether you know him/her or not.

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