Fires in the Texas Panhandle not only took the lives of several young ranchers, but are also impacting the livelihoods of many in the region. A number of donations have been setup to aid people both monetarily and with supplies in Texas.
Three supply drop-offs have been setup in Texas to bring items like feed, hay or fencing equipment. It is recommended that you contact the supply points before delivering donations:
- Gray County Livestock Supply Point
- 301 Bull Barn Dr
- Pampa, TX
- Contact: Mike Jeffcoat
- Office: 806-669-8033
- Lipscomb County Livestock Supply Point
- 202 West Main St
- Lipscomb, TX
- Contact: J.R. Spragg
- Office: 806-862-4601
- Hemphill County Livestock Supply Point
- 100 Hackberry Trail
- Canadian, TX 79011
- Contact: Andy Holloway
- Office: 806-823-9114
Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has a STAR (State of Texas Agriculture Relief) Fund available for producers to receive monetary donations following a disaster. Donations can be made online or checks can be sent to:
- Texas Department of Agriculture
- 1700 North Congress Avenue
- Austin, Texas 78701
Also, TDA has a hay hotline produces can donate or receive hay at by contacting 877-429-1998 or clicking here.
The Working Ranch Cowboys Association, headquartered in Amarillo is accepting donations through their Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation. All donations are tax deductible.
MCK Dog Kennels in Colorado City, Texas is donating proceeds from a Facebook auction for a two, 4X4 hole dog kennel with barrels.
A cattle drive is being planned in the Texas Panhandle to help with fundraising efforts. The Happy State Bank has an account open to aid families impacted by the fire under: Texas Panhandle Disaster Relief.
Ranchers impacted by the fire can call their Texas A&MAgriLife extension offices to report dead or injured cattle. Office numbers for affected counties are:
- Gray County (Pampa) 806-669-8033
- Hemphill County (Canadian) 806-323-9114
- Lipscomb County (Lipscomb) 806-862-4601
- Ochiltree County (Perryton) 806-435-4501
- Roberts County (Miami) 806-868-3191
- Wheeler County (Wheeler) 806-826-5243
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers (TSCRA) Special Rangers are currently assessing damage and assisting TSCRA members in the affected area. Producers in need of assistance can contact TSCRA at 817-332-7064 or fill out an online form.
Here is how you can help producers in other states impacted by wildfire: