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!
Thank you for doing such a great thing! So proud of our Henry County Cattlemen we have some amazing men in our community! So great to see others helping others in need!ReplyDelete
Thank you for commenting. I think it is amazing to see all the communities and people who have stepped up during this tragedy.Delete
At our local Cattlemen's banquet over $12K was earned for the Ashland ranchers! We are pleased to support our fellow agriculturalists...ReplyDelete
That is amazing!!!Delete
Grass roots, neighbor helping neighbor...that's how to get things done! Thank you for helping Val:)ReplyDelete
Exactly! Thank you for commenting Karen.Delete
It was also a great opportunity to show and teach children about compassion and how we help others in their time of need. We don't even live in Henry County area but were just fortunate that we have friends that were involved with organizing this convoy that knew we had a truck and trailer. It is wonderful how many Iowans are helping out with this relief effort! Thanks for sharing Val!ReplyDelete
I love how your children got to experience all that went into this relief convoy. I was happy and honored to share this opportunity.Delete
Another great cause! I am sure I sound like a broken record by now, but I still just love that you do this!ReplyDelete
Thank you Carlee and thanks for always commenting :)Delete
My sister lives in Oklahoma but was spared the horrors of this. They too are donating to the cause down there. Thanks for this opportunity to donateReplyDelete
Thank you Dee! Glad your sister was safe.Delete