A fire ripped through Paul Peter’s dairy near Castleton, N.Y., in October, killing 20 head of his herd and destroying a barn. But it didn’t take long for the surrounding community to help Peter rebuild.
According to Hudson Valley’s (N.Y.) Your News Now, several fundraisers have now raised around $20,000 for the century-old dairy.
More fundraisers are planned, though organizers have already reached their goal.
"The Peters are just givers, givers, givers. I'm so glad, everybody realizes that, and has given 150 percent," said Judy Dieckelmann, one of the Peter's family friends.
Thanks to the generosity of their friends and neighbors, the Peters plan to return their dairy to full strength next summer.
According to the Albany Times Union, owner Paul Peter lost a main dairy barn and smaller barns attached to it, which at the time housed calves and heifers that were killed by the blaze. Peter believes the fire originated near an electric vacuum pump. Read, “Young stock killed in N.Y. dairy fire.”
WYNT News reports in an article here that support began to pour in within 24 hours of the fire.