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Ways to help the Texas Panhandle fires


Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 60 counties in response to the wildfire activity across the state. The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) activated additional emergency response resources to the local firefighters fighting the wildfires in the Texas Panhandle. 

“The State of Texas stands ready to provide support to our local partners and deploy all resources needed to protect our fellow Texans and their property. Hot and dry conditions caused by high temperatures and windy conditions are expected to continue in the region in the coming days. These conditions could increase the potential for these wildfires to grow larger and more dangerous. Texans are urged to limit activities that could create sparks and take precautions to keep their loved ones safe. I also want to thank the brave firefighters and first responders who are working tirelessly to protect their fellow Texans.” - Governor Greg Abbott

For information and ways to help:  

TDEM - Texas Division of Emergency Management


American Red Cross


Texans on Mission 


Texas Baptist Men


Amarillo Area Foundation’s Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund 


Texas Farm Bureau


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


Texas Panhandle Volunteer Organization 


Firefighters Needs: 

  • Electrolyte powder packets: Liquid IV, Gatorade Zero, DripDrop, Propel, Pedialyte
  • Pickle hydration shots/pickles or pickle juice
  • Snacks: jerky, nuts, cookies, chips, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, crackers (nothing that can melt)
  • Leather gloves
  • Socks
  • Bandanas
  • Cooling neck wraps
  • Chapstick
  • Advil/Tylenol
  • Travel sunscreen & aloe
  • Toilet paper 
  • Paper towels
  • Towels
  • Baby wipes
  • Flashlights
  • AAA & AA batteries

Farmers/Livestock Needs: 

  • Shovels & rakes
  • Gloves
  • Construction trash bags
  • Hay
  • Cattle cubes
  • Calf milk replacer
  • Hose feed
  • Layer feed for chickens
  • Alfalfa pellets
  • Dog & Cat food/supplies
  • Fencing supplies

Donation Locations: 

Other helpful resources: 

Ranchers Navy




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