PERRY COUNTY—Neighbors of the Clouse Family are rallying around them during a painful experience.
Teddy and Janelle Clouse have 60 cows on their farm and lots of work that needs to be done. As soon as neighbors heard the news of their seven children dying in a fire, they showed up to help with daily chores.
"Cleaning up, helping with the cattle. what else did we do? hauled some manure out," said neighbor Ray Zimmerman.
Neighbors say helping out on the Clouse Farm is helping to take their minds off of what happened to the family Tuesday night.
"It's awful. We're all in shock I guess you could say. It's really something," said neighbor Lawrence Hurst.
A mobile home was even brought in so the family can sleep close to its farm and cows.
"Anybody in this community, because it's such a rural community, people will usually stop and do what they need to to help in a situation like this," said family friend Mark Trout.
Neighbors even set up a fund at the local church to help collect donations for the family.
Please send donations to the Clouse Family Fund: Church of Living Christ PO Box 180 Loysville, PA 17047