03-07-17 Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation Activates Disaster Relief Fund

Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation Activates Disaster Relief Fund

Centennial, Colo., – March 7, 2017 – Colorado Farm Bureau has activated a disaster fund to help the farmers and ranchers directly impacted by the Northeast Colorado wildfire in Logan and Phillips counties. 100 percent of the funds raised will go directly to aiding these producers as they face the aftermath of this natural disaster.

The fire has had a large impact on the agriculture community in the area, including lost livestock, as well as damaged fields, facilities, equipment, infrastructure and homes.

“We want to help our state’s farmers and ranchers in any way that we can, and we offer our support to those who affected by this wildfire,” said CFB President Don Shawcroft.

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.

For more information on how to donate and aid these producers please visit http://coloradofarmbureau.com/disasterfund/

Checks payable to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation, cash and credit card payments are being accepted at this time. 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

To make an online donation, click here. All major credit cards are accepted.

CFB’s thoughts and prayers are with the families and producers affected by this wildfire.