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 this week. 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. High winds are hampering efforts to contain the fire which is being fought mainly by volunteer fire departments.
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.
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 :
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.
About the Foundation
The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has many different purposes. It was originally started in 2007 to help Colorado’s farmers and ranchers deal with the devastating blizzard after it was apparent this aid like this was not available. Since then, every major natural disaster in Colorado that affects the agricultural community has been aided by our foundation. We maintain a reserve for use in immediate need at all times.
Even though the disaster fund is a large part of what the foundation does, we also support other programs such as agricultural education, young farmers and ranchers, farm safety and health, leadership programs such as 4-H, FFA and the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program. We also serve to provide funding for educational programs within Colorado Farm Bureau, and to assist rural communities.
The Colorado Farm Bureau accepts monetary donations for our disaster fund when activated, and for programs year-round. Checks can be made out to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation, and credit card payments can be taken online through PayPal. Please note on your donation where you want your funds to go from the following categories: Ag Education, Safety and Health or Leadership Programs.
Please contact Shawn Martini, Vice President of Advocacy at email@example.com for inquires about the foundation.