Wildfire Relief Fund Established for Texas Panhandle

Wildfires burned across the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado in early March, leaving behind human losses, charred land and dead or injured livestock.

Nearly half a million acres have burned this week, costing some residents their lives, livestock and homes.

In an effort to help farmers and ranchers impacted, Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) established the Panhandle Wildfire Relief Fund.

“Texas Farm Bureau members have always stepped up to help their neighbors in times of need,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “It will require years for some of those affected by this disaster to fully recover.”

The program will collect and distribute monetary contributions only.

An application for assistance and more information on tax deductible donations to the Wildfire Relief Fund can be found at http://texasfarmbureau.org/panhandle-wildfire-relief-fund/.