Texas Farm Bureau establishes West Texas Wildfire Relief Fund

The funds will help farmers, ranchers affected by recent wildfires

TEXAS – The Texas Farm Bureau (TFB), the state’s largest general farm organization, has established a West Texas Wildlife Relief Fund to help farmers and ranchers affected by recent wildfires.

Throughout this month, wildfires have swept across Central and West Texas. The fires have burned over 86,000 acres. Dry and windy conditions fueled the outbreaks, in which some are still not fully contained. TFB West Texas Wildfire Relief Fund will collect and send out monetary contributions only.

The following statement was released by TFB President Boening:

“Although we don’t know the full extent of the damage caused by the fires, we do know the losses will be staggering,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “Farm Bureau members have always stepped up to help their neighbors in need, and this wildfire relief fund will collect tax-deductible donations to meet the needs in affected areas.”

You can make credit card donations to the West Texas Wildfire Relief Fund via PayPal on the TFB website. You can also make checks out to the Texas Farm Bureau Agriculture Research and Education Foundation and mail to:

West Texas Wildfire Relief Fund

P.O. Box 2689

Waco, Texas 76702

Make sure to include “Attention: Chris Daughtery” on donation envelopes.

The charitable donations are tax-deductible.

If you are a farmer or rancher with unreimbursed agricultural losses, TFB encourages you to apply for assistance. You can find the application form on the West Texas Wildfire Relief Fund webpage. You must submit an application by May 31.

For more information on the relief fund, you can visit the West Texas Wildfire Relief Fund webpage. You can also find the latest update on supplies needed.

Texans can also view the Texas A&M Forest Service statewide active fire response map here.

The above information was provided by the Texas Farm Bureau.