Amarillo, TX – The Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund, established to help those affected by natural disasters in the Texas Panhandle, is seeking donations as a devastating drought continues to worsen in the area. As disasters happen across the area, the Amarillo Area Foundation works with local and regional organizations to help offset the burdens left in the wake of the incidents.
In 2017, the fund helped cattle ranchers who were devastated by the March fires that spread across the Panhandle and High Plains. Those fires devastated hundreds of thousands of acres of ranch land and thousands of miles of fence, killed and maimed livestock and, worst of all, caused the loss of four lives. After the fires were contained, help was needed as quickly as possible.
100% of donations will be sent directly to those impacted by disasters and can be made on Amarillo Area Foundation’s website (amarilloareafoundation.org). Donations are needed immediately as the region heads into the spring season and the extended forecast doesn’t include rain. It’s a critical time to receive donations in order to be able to meet any needs effectively should a disaster arise.
About the Amarillo Area Foundation
The Amarillo Area Foundation is a community foundation that serves the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. The mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life for Texas Panhandle residents. Since its inception in 1957, the Foundation has provided grants and a variety of other services to strengthen nonprofit organizations and the services they deliver.