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Wildfire Relief | KRVN Radio

Wildfire Relief

Kansas
Kansas Livestock Association is organizing hay and fencing material donations for delivery to affected areas in Kansas. To make in-kind donations, call KLA at (785) 273-5115. Cash donations can be made through the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF), KLA’s charitable arm, by going to www.kla.org/donationform.aspx.

Cash contributions, either through auctions benefitting KLF or direct donations to the foundation, are tax-deductible. To donate, click here or send checks to KLF, 6031 SW 37th Street, Topeka, KS 66614. Every dollar collected will go to ranchers in affected areas.

Monsanto has donated $50,000 to Kansas Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Foundation in support of young and beginning ranchers affected by recent wildfires.
The funds will support a Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) fire relief effort between Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado state YF&R programs.
To contribute to the fund, visit www.kfb.org/yfr-firerelief. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar because of Monsanto’s contribution.
Nebraska:

Furnas County Livestock Association will be shipping hay and other supplies to the Ashland and Montezuma, Kansas area beginning the week of March 27th.  For more information, contact Bill Weaver at 308-268-2538.

Colorado
There is an immediate need for hay, feed, fencing supplies, individuals willing to provide trucking, etc. for the farmers and ranchers devastated by yesterday’s fires. Donations should be taken to CHS Grainland in Haxtun. A loader and scale are both available, if needed. Contact Rick Unrein 970-520-3565 for more information about dropping off donations. Donations can also be dropped off at Justin Price’s farm (11222 CR 7 Sedgwick, CO). For more information, please contact: Kent Kokes 970-580-8108, John Michal 970-522-2330, or Justin Price 970-580-6315.

Colorado Farm Bureau is also accepting donations though https://www.coloradofarmbureau.com/disasterfund.

Oklahoma
If you would like to donate to this relief effort, you can do so by mail or online. Make checks payable to Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation and put “Fire Relief” in the memo line and send to P.O. Box 82395, Oklahoma City, OK 73148. To donate online, visit www.okcattlemen.org. If you would like to donate hay or trucking services for hay, you can do so by contacting either the Harper County Extension Office at 580-735-2252 or Buffalo Feeders at 580-727-5530 to make arrangements or provide trucking services.

Texas
Multiple fires in the Texas Panhandle have burned more than 400,000 acres. As part of a coordinated response with multiple state agencies and emergency managers, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is soliciting hay donations. Two supply points have been established to collect donated hay. Each has been listed below. If you have hay that you can donate and transport to either supply point, please contact the location directly prior to transportation.

Supply Point 1
202 West Main
Lipscomb, TX
Contact: J.R. Spragg
Office: 806-862-4601
Supply Point 2
301 Ball Park Drive
Pampa, TX
Contact: Mike Jeffcoat
Office: 806-669-8033

 

You can also donate to the Working Ranch Cowboys Association Wildfire Relief Fund:
1. Donate online at wrca.org (indicate funds for WRCF Wildfire Relief Fund)
2. Send donation to WRCF Wildfire Relief Fund, 408 SW 7th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79101
3. Call WRCF at (806) 374-9722

 

The STAR Fund (State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund) is taking monetary donations for Texas. You may make donations online at:

http://www.texasagriculture.gov/Home/ProductionAgriculture/DisasterAssistance/STARFund.aspx

or send check donations to:
STAR Fund
Texas Department of Agriculture
1700 North Congress Avenue | Austin, Texas 78701

There are many other donation pages being set up to help during this disastrous time. The links to those articles and pages are below:

https://www.capitalfarmcredit.com/news/txfire-relief-efforts-2017

http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2017-03-08/more-5000-cattle-displaced-fires-die-down

South Dakota

Relief is on the way to farmers and ranchers who have suffered losses following devastating fires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. Beresford, S.D. farmer Jed Olbertson, in cooperation with South Dakota Farm Bureau, is coordinating donations of hay and financial support that will be shared with those in need.

Those Olbertson has connected with that are donating and transporting hay will be gathering at the Farmers Co-op in Beresford this week to load trucks and begin the trip. In addition to providing hay, a fund has been established for cash donations at the State Bank of Alcester. The monetary donations will help offset the costs of transportation and any remaining funds will be donated to the fire relief effort. To contact the State Bank of Alcester, call them at 605-934-2500. Checks can be sent directly to the bank at PO Box 168, Alcester, SD 57001.

If you have questions or would like more information about providing donations for farmers and ranchers impacted by the fires, contact South Dakota Farm Bureau at 605-353-8050 or via email at julie@sdfbf.org. A Facebook page is also being created and can be found at SD High Plains Fire Relief.

R-CALF is organizing donations to all states.
Donations can be made by mail to:
Fence Donation
C/O USA FREE
PO Box 30715

Billings, MT  59107