Tuesday Morning a cold front pushed the smoke from the Panhandle fires into our town, giving me hopes of a huge city wide BBQ and then leaving me feeling cheated when I found out that was not the case.

What? Fire makes me think of BBQ and then the “Super fat, eat your feelings” part of my brain starts immediately sending excited, anticipatory signals to my taste bud receptors pre-maturely getting me ready to eat ribs and when that’s not the case my mouth and my stomach get super depressed.


Anyway, the point of this blog is information.  In case you haven’t heard over a million acres have been consumed in the wildfires across the country and 7 lives have been lost.  A state of emergency has been declared in 22 counties by Gov. Mary Fallin.


If you’ve been watching the coverage or reading the updates you know it’s pretty bad. Below is a list of ways you can help.


The Midland Co. 4-H is collecting water bottles for the Panhandle firefighters.  If you would like to donate to the cause you can do so now through March 10th at noon.


The bottles can be dropped off at the Extension Office on 2445 Easy Hwy 80.


For those of you from Amarillo you can bring water, Gatorade and non-perishable snacks to the Canady Broadcast Center on the corner of 11th Avenue and Buchanan Street.


ABC7 in Amarillo has offered their offices as a drop off location for these items as well, their offices are open until 5pm.


A fund has been set up for Sydney Wallace and Cody Crockett, the couple who died trying to save their cattle.


A gofundme has been set up to cover funeral expense for Cade Koch. He died trying to get home to his pregnant wife.


The Arena of Life Cowboy Church has started a hay fund for the area ranchers that lost their grass from the wildfires. They are purchasing loads of hay to be distributed and they will also accept loads of hay with all funds going directly to helping area ranchers.  You can call for more information at 1-806-622-8000 or you can contact Ty Jones at 1-806-676-3288.



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