Community comes together to help injured FSA employee

WALDENBURG, AR (KAIT) - A small Poinsett County town is coming together to help a man who was injured at a local business. Wednesday, a tire ruptured in David Newsom's face while on the job. Now his coworkers, along with members of the community are coming together to help him out.

"We had an employee here and he was working in the tire shop and had a problem with the tire he was installing," Landon Butler, the Outside Sales Manager at Farm Supply Association in Waldenburg told Region 8 News. "The tire ruptured or come off the rim and it actually come up at him and hit him in the head."

Though the exact details of what happened aren't clear right now, FSA employees know one thing: it's time for them to help out one of their own.

"We're all kind of like a family here," Butler said. "He's got two small boys and is raising them on his own and he has some family here but we're also helping him too with some bills and we're taking up some donations."

It's not just FSA employees coming together.

"Even our farmers are family too and I mean, they've just been coming in here all day long and since it happened and checking and giving money and will continue to," Butler told Region 8 News.

He said it makes him proud of the small community.

"They'd do it for anybody, y'know? I mean, in this area, we all stick together and that's important for us small towns and small communities."

As they come up with additional ways to raise money for Newsom, the employees are hoping for the best.

"He is having some problems with his vision right now," Butler said. "We're still holding out hope that everything is gonna go smooth and we're just kind of taking it day by day and hoping for a miracle."

As of Friday afternoon, FSA had raised $3,500 for Newsom's medical expenses.

They are also selling Boston Butts for $40 each. If you would like to purchase one, you can visit any Farm Supply Association location or call FSA at (870) 579-2203.

They will let you know two days before your Boston Butt is ready to be picked up.

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