2017 Wildfire Relief

CFB FOUNDATION DISASTER RELIEF FUND ACTIVATED! 

The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has activated its Disaster Relief Fund in response to the Northeast Colorado Fire in Logan and Phillips counties. The fire is out and now the recovery begins. Your neighbors need your help.   

You can DONATE NOW to help with disaster relief efforts! 100% of the donations will go directly to the farmers and ranchers impacted by the fire. 

The Northeast Colorado Fire has consumed more than 30,000 acres, making it larger than the Heartstrong Fire in Yuma that occurred five years ago. Three homes have been lost, along with multiple structures, hundreds of thousands of dollars in crops and feed, as well as dozens of cattle and horses. 

Colorado agriculture is in distress. Commodity prices are low, stretching budgets and creating severe economic stress. The last thing farmers and ranchers need is to deal with the loss of farmland, crops, feed and livestock due to a fire. Any amount of support you can provide will go directly to those in need. Help Colorado farm and ranch families recover from this disaster as fast as possible.

Donate today! 

Checks payable to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation. 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

 


Wildfires have devastated producers in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas with hundreds of thousands of acres burned, thousands of cattle killed, and 4 lives lost. To make donations to producers in those states visit:

Kansas – www.kfb.org/Article/Kansas-wildfire-relief

Oklahoma – http://okfarmingandranchingfoundation.org/donate/

Texas – www.texasfarmbureau.org


Other Ways to Donate

Colorado Cattlemen's Association and the Colorado Livestock Association both note there is an immediate need for hay, feed, fencing supplies, individuals willing to provide trucking, etc. Donations can be taken to CHS Grainland in Haxtun, 120 Smith St., or can be dropped off at Justin Price's farm, 11222 Sedgwick County Road 7 in Sedgwick. A loader and scale are both available, if needed.

For more information about drop-off locations, contact Rick Unrein at (970) 520-3565. For more information about how to help, contact Kent Kokes at (970) 580-8109, John Michal at (970) 522-2330, Justin Price at (970) 580-6315, or Dan Firme at (970) 520-0949.

 


COLORADO FARM BUREAU WILDFIRE RELIEF APPLICATION

PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY AND RETURN TO THE CFB STATE OFFICE BY  MAY 15TH

Click here to fill out the application online.

Click here to download the application.

In the days following the application deadline, the CFB Foundation Disaster Relief Committee will meet to determine how funds will be distributed to applicants. As with previous disasters, the committee will take into consideration the impact of the fire, estimated losses, need, and available funds in making their decisions about how best to allocate resources. It is the intention of the committee to distribute 100% of available funds to applicants. 
 
It is the committee's intention to distribute funds as quickly as possible following the application deadline. 
 
** Please help us to ensure all those who have been impacted have a chance to apply for funds by circulating this application amongst others in the community who you know incurred a loss. 
 
For any questions about the process, please contact Shawn Martini at the CFB State Office, 303-895-5070 or shawn@coloradofb.org