Nebraska Cattlemen News


Date: 3/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

Title: Monetary Donations to State Fire Relief Funds

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Talia Goes

402.719.2181

tgoes@necattlemen.org

March 9, 2017

NEWS RELEASE

 

Monetary Donations to State Fire Relief Funds

 

LINCOLN, NE (Mar. 9, 2017) - With wildfires consuming over 1 million acres across four states, help is needed. We at Nebraska Cattlemen realize that not everyone willing to help is able to donate the supplies that are needed. There are relief efforts set up in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas for monetary donations.

 

Colorado

Colorado Farm Bureau's Foundation is taking monetary donations. Checks payable to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation, cash and credit card payments are being accepted. Please note "Disaster Fund-CO Wildfire" in the memo line on the check. Cash and checks can be sent to:

Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation 

Attn: Disaster Fund 

9177 E. Mineral Circle 

Centennial, CO 80112

 

Or donate online here: https://www.coloradofarmbureau.com/disasterfund 

 

Kansas

Kansas Livestock Association Foundation is taking monetary donations via their online donation form: http://www.kla.org/donationform.aspx 

 

Oklahoma

A relief fund has been established by the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation (OCF) to help ranchers who have been affected by the recent wildfires in Oklahoma. They are working with County Extension Offices to identify ranchers in need.

You may mail checks payable to Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation and put "Fire Relief" in the memo line and send to:

Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation

P.O. Box 82395

Oklahoma City, OK 73148.

 

Or donate via paypal here: http://okcattlemen.org/firerelieffund.aspx 

 

Texas

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

  

 

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The Nebraska Cattlemen association serves as the representative for the state's beef cattle industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders, as well as county and local cattlemen's associations. Its headquarters are in Lincoln with satellite offices around the state to best serve members.

 

 



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