The Amarillo Area Foundation, Texas Cattle Feeders Association, and the Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation are teaming up to help ranchers impacted by the wildfires across the Panhandle region. Monetary relief can be given to those affected by donating to the Amarillo Area Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund.
The fires across the Panhandle and High Plains have devastated hundreds of thousands of acres of ranch land, thousands of miles of fence and killed and maimed livestock and worst of all four lives were lost. Yet after the fires are contained the devastation continues in lost or damaged livelihoods.
Most ranch hands and some owners do not have the insurance to cover loss in equipment and working resources. The WRCF is helping to meet that need through its Wildfire Relief Fund. All funds will be distributed through WRCF’s relief distribution procedures and will be extended to ranchers to help them withstand the long-term effects of this disaster.