This summer season has brought multiple natural disasters that have been disrupting lands across the Nation. Raging fires in the northwest to the Hurricanes hitting the coast in the south/southeast. Nebraska Cattlemen has gathered information on a few ways members and others can donate to the already established relief efforts.
Hurricane Harvey Relief in Texas
To donate to the Texas Flood Relief Efforts contact:
More information visit: www.tscra.org/relieffund
Donations may be made online here: http://tinyurl.com/relieffund
Checks may also be mailed to:
Cattle Raisers Relief Fund
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
In other efforts, the All American Beef Battalion (AABB) has been grilling up thousands of protein-rich burgers for those in need. In a collaborative effort, the AABB is joining forces with the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) with support from three of the main Packers in the U.S., National Beef, Cargill and Tyson, all of whom have donated tens of thousands of pounds of meat. To support the efforts of the AABB and to make sure they don't run out of chips, buns, and drinks all contributions can be made payable to:
Kansas Livestock Foundation
6031 SW 37th Street
Topeka, KS 66614.
MEMO: "Burger Feed."
Also, the Animal Science Graduate Student Assoc. (ASGSA) of UNL is collecting monetary donations to be used to purchase livestock feed for livestock and horses affected by Hurricane Harvey. All donations will go directly to purchase of feed and supplies. Supplies will be transported to La Porte, TX by a member of ASGSA. Donations can be made at: www.gofundme.com/ASGSALivestockRelief
Wild Fire Relief in Montana
The Montana Stockgrowers Foundation has been sending donations on locally to organizations like the Garfield County Fire Foundation. If fires and drought continue to impact producers in other parts of the state the Montana Stockgrowers plans to direct donations to those locations.
Donations can be made directly to Garfield County Fire Foundation by sending a check to:
Garfield County Bank
PO Box 6
Jordan, MT 59337
or send to:
Redwater Valley Bank
PO Box 60, Circle, MT 59215
Make a general donation to the Montana Stockgrowers Foundation
As you are making donations to charities and disaster relief programs please be cautious of the possibility of scammers, we encourage you to know where your money and efforts are going. For more information on this please visit: https://tinyurl.com/yad2tuo3
Nebraska Cattlemen appreciates all of the efforts put forth by our members and citizens of Nebraska. We know and truly believe if disaster strikes our beloved State our friends and neighbors across the nation will be there to help put us back together.
As more information becomes available Nebraska Cattlemen will keep people updated via social and media outlets. We are truly grateful for any efforts put forth by NC members to help our friends during this troubled time.