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AgrivilleAdmin's Avatar Nov 4, 2016 | 17:06 1 We wanted to post links for the Agriville.com Community so we can help Cottonpicken's Family.
The information will be also fixed at the top of the Commodity Forum page for people to find over time as the threads move down the page.


Just A Bunch of Farmers Helping A Farmer (and his family)

Here is a link to the fundraising website started by Larry Weber and Carol Husband.

https://fundrazr.com/f1BBb7


Parsley's Thoughtful Note
http://www.agriville.com/threads/32859-suicide-in-the-farm-community

Agriville Discussion

Cotton, We Shall Remember Him.

http://www.agriville.com/threads/32850-cotton-we-shall-remember-him

Obituary Page from Fletcher Funeral Home in Weyburn, SK.

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dig...71&mid=7150811


Let us know if we can help Cotton's family in any way.

Joe Dales, Nicole Keffer and the Farms.com Agriville team. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2016 | 18:48 2 Thank you so much Joe. We appreciate this so much. So far, 63 people have raised $7850. 5 of them I know of, are non-farmers. So, 58 farmers have raised this amount of money. We are hoping we can reach the $10K goal, but are very very appreciative of the humans who have stepped up and helped the Crane family so far, including Joe at Agriville. We are grateful for any amount. And grateful for your comments to the family. Pars.
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Nov 4, 2016 | 19:11 3 We also have been mostly lurkers as someone else admitted in an earlier post. Agriville has become our guide and helpful farming family, wise and witty, brave yet cautious with reality. We felt we knew him personally and feel for Cottons family and send our prayers to all that need strength at this difficult time. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2016 | 20:26 4 Will make that 59 later this weekend..... Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2016 | 20:29 5 I really wish I could describe the feeling of loss...but I can't. It was easier visualizing Cottonpicken with a rum bottle in his hand; "I am a Genius" on his T-shirt, sitting at a blackjack table in Vegas, than it is with three children and a wife, as I do now.

Life goes on; but today I am not shedding tears when an email comes in with a new total for the Crane family, as I did yesterday. I wish I could explain that - but I cannot. I do know I have much more faith in humanity today than I did at the start of the week - and that is a good thing.

Thanks to everyone who has helped.

L
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Nov 4, 2016 | 20:55 6 "Will make that 59 later this weekend....."

Thanks, Perfecho. Pars Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2016 | 22:10 7 Thanks Larry and Parsley, you made this process so simple for old goats like me. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2016 | 22:30 8 Hey guys I think you should up the $10,000 goal I think we can keep going. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2016 | 22:53 9 "old goats like me" Thanks for your help with the funding, sumdum. Pars. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2016 | 23:24 10 Congratulations! $10,0000 has been raised and our goal reached.

71 contributors raised this money.

I'd guess 61 of them were farmers.

Thank you so much, to each one of you.

The money will be transferred to Michelle's bank account as soon as she calls or emails Larry, at her convenience. Cotton's funeral took place today and the banks don't open until Monday.

The account automatically stays open until December 3, 2016. All donations received after the $10K goal was reached today, will be accessed by Michelle at her leisure.

Even as this is written, more donations are flowing into the account.

Remember this: three children without a Dad will benefit from your generosity.

We shall keep you updated. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Carol, Larry & John Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Nov 5, 2016 | 06:16 11 Name:  IMG_2911.jpg
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Thank you all who donated to this great cause it shows farmers still care about their own. Thank you to the non farmers who also contributed.

But lets remember this family will be dealing with lots of stuff over the next while and lets keep the total growing, yes we achieved the goal but lets carry on.

Thanks again wow is all I can say.

Thank You All!
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farmaholic's Avatar Nov 5, 2016 | 07:20 12 Good work people! Although, just because the goal has been reached doesnt mean the donations need to stop. Think of it as a Telemiracle type fundraiser. ....which way are we going? HIGHER! Sacrifice the price of a family supper out to help someone deal with a tough situation.

I never spearheaded this but would also like to thank everyone who helped and would like to encourage others to contribute as well.

Take care.
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farmgal71's Avatar Nov 5, 2016 | 09:06 13 I have been away for a few days and when I checked out Agriville this morning, I am both profoundly saddened by the loss of Cotton and then proud of how the community has expressed itself to the Cotton's family who are living through unbearable pain.

My deepest sympathies and prayers to Michelle and the family. You are in our hearts. Reply With Quote
Nov 5, 2016 | 13:56 14 I'm not a fan of PayPal so forwarded my contribution to the Children's Trust. The Agriville support likely goes deeper than what appears on the surface.

I lost my father-in-law to suicide and half my family is in therapy or on meds, depression is everywhere.

Thank you agrivillers for being real. Though quirky, opinionated, arrogant, etc.....still concerned about your neighbour. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Nov 5, 2016 | 16:04 15
Quote Originally Posted by crusher View Post
I'm not a fan of PayPal so forwarded my contribution to the Children's Trust. The Agriville support likely goes deeper than what appears on the surface.

I lost my father-in-law to suicide and half my family is in therapy or on meds, depression is everywhere.

Thank you agrivillers for being real. Though quirky, opinionated, arrogant, etc.....still concerned about your neighbour.
WHAT!?!?!?! No positive attributes? Reply With Quote
Nov 5, 2016 | 17:41 16 .........informative, funny, thought provoking, humble, passionate........ Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Nov 6, 2016 | 07:08 17 Guys if we could get 20 more people at min of $20 would get the total to $12,000.00 So again if you can please donate.

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farmaholic's Avatar Nov 6, 2016 | 07:40 18 $11,600 and 82 contributors....average contribution about $141.
No wonder the goal was met so early...thanks for the generosity everyone. Every donation no matter the size means so much, a twenty dollar donation might be harder for someone to make than a two hundred is for someone else. Its the thought that counts. Reply With Quote
Nov 6, 2016 | 08:27 19 Like most of we didn't know Cotten personally. But, I felt it was still important to help out regardless. I've always been a giving person, will help any neighbour or friend in need. There shouldn't have been a thought of well I didn't know this person or family, always put someone else ahead of yourself. We have all spent money in places we shouldn't have had, think of this as putting it in a good place.
Was amazing how fast we stepped up and raised the 10K. Good work!! Reply With Quote
buzz's Avatar Nov 6, 2016 | 08:55 20 I am proud of everyone doing a little and together making a meaningful gesture to Cotton's memory and more importantly to his family. Sometimes it takes terrible events to get you refocused on what is important.

Everyone take care and be good to family and self. Reply With Quote