Texas Farm Bureau Establishes Texas Panhandle Wildfire Relief Fund

(WACO, Texas)—Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) established the Texas Panhandle Wildfire Relief Fund to assist farmers and ranchers impacted by the devastating fires burning through the Panhandle.

Over 1 million acres have burned. It’s a devastating situation for Panhandle towns, families and agriculture.

“Although we don’t know the full extent of the damage caused by the fires, we do know the losses will be staggering,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “Farm Bureau is about helping our neighbors and agriculture, and this relief fund is set up to do just that.”

The Texas Panhandle Wildfire Relief Fund will collect tax-deductible donations to meet the needs in affected areas.

Fires devoured pastureland, as well as livestock, homes, barns and equipment. Farmers and ranchers sprang into action—moving cattle, packing up families and building fire breaks. They continue to work alongside state agencies to try to contain the fires.

How to donate
Credit card donations may be made via PayPal on the TFB website at texasfarmbureau.org/panhandle-wildfire-relief-fund.

Checks made be made out to the Texas Farm Bureau Agriculture Research and Education Foundation and mailed to P.O. Box 2689, Waco, TX 76702-2689. Include “Attention: Chris Daughtery” on donation envelopes.

How to apply
Texas farmers and ranchers with unreimbursed agricultural losses will be eligible to apply for the funds. The application form is available online.

Wildfire updates
For more information on the relief fund and the latest update on supplies needed, visit TFB’s Texas Panhandle Wildfire Relief Fund Page.

To view the Texas A&M Forest Service statewide active fire response map, visit tfsweb.tamu.edu/CurrentSituation.

Article courtesy of Texas Farm Bureau, media news releases