MANHATTAN – Wildfires have burned more than 400,000 acres in more than 21 counties this week.
In an effort to help, Kansas Farm Bureau is offering to connect those who need help with those who can provide it. The site: www.kfb.org/firerelief will connect those who are donating supplies like fencing and building materials and labor to those in need.
“We used this technology last year during the Anderson Creek Fire,” says Rich Felts, President of Kansas Farm Bureau. “It was utilized heavily during that fire event so we’re bringing it back.”
Farm Bureau encourages those who want to donate and help in the rebuilding process use the www.kfb.org/firerelief site so resources can be implemented efficiently.
“We know the farming community is a tightknit family and neighbors want to help neighbors,” Felts says. “We want to do what we can to connect help to those who need it.”
For those wanting to donate hay or money, Kansas Farm Bureau encourages people to contact the Kansas Livestock Association at 785-273-5115. Checks can be mailed to the Kansas Livestock Foundation at 6031 SW 37th St., Topeka, KS 66614. “Fire relief fund” should be written in the memo line.