To get started let's talk about the Ronald McDonald House. Since January, I have had a total of 83 comments, creating a donation of $41.50 to help out families with hospitalized children staying at one of the 362 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide. Thank you for all of your support.
Now for the month of April I'm looking forward to helping farmers and ranchers affected by the wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado by donating $0.50 for every comment made on my blog to the Ashland Community Foundation Fire Relief Fund.
In March a wildfire spread across the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. More than two million acres have burned. Tens of thousands of cattle and other livestock have died and tragically seven people also lost their lives. Farmers across the country are stepping up to help their fellow farmers and ranchers by donating supplies, time and money to get these communities the support they need, and this month I'm doing my part by donating to the Ashland Community Foundation Fire Relief Fund, an area hit severely by the wildfire.
My heart goes out to all of those affected by the wildfires. My heart also goes to everyone that is lending a helping hand. In fact, just today, some friends of ours were part of a hay convoy down to Kansas to help ranchers whose grasslands and hay resources that were burned.
|Our friend's son standing in front of the Hay Convoy |
from Mount Pleasant, Iowa to Meade, Kansas
This group of farmers from the Henry County, Iowa area not only donated hay, but time, fuel and semi-trailers to make the long distance haul to south of Dodge City, Kansas. One of our friends said that he was happy and honored to help and knew that "if something happened to us (Iowa farmers), they (Kansas ranchers) would come help us."
|The crew left at 4 a.m. this morning to make the 11 hour drive to Kansas|
So help support farmers, ranchers, families and communities impacted by the wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado by commenting all month long. Check out my Farmers Helping Neighbors on National Ag Day post to find out other ways you can help too. Do you know of other ways people are helping the wildfire victims? Please share in the comment section and remember to Comment for a Cause all month long!