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Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in Featured, News Releases

TFB donates more than $53,000 to volunteer fire departments

TFB donates more than $53,000 to volunteer fire departments

(WACO, Texas)–Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) is giving back to the volunteer fire departments (VFDs) in Texas and Oklahoma that helped control the wildfires that scorched more than half-a-million acres in the Texas Panhandle in March.

In all, more than $53,000 was distributed to responding fire departments.

“Volunteer firefighters are often the unsung heroes of rural communities,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “They take time away from their jobs and families to protect our lives and property. We cannot say thank you enough for the work they do each and every day.”

Thanks to the generous donations from county and state Farm Bureaus, other business organizations and individuals across the nation, TFB was able to send $1,775 to 30 fire departments that fought the massive fires.

“We’re thankful to everyone who donated to the TFB Wildfire Relief Fund,” Boening said. “Your generosity is helping farmers, ranchers, businesses and families get back on their feet. It’s also enabled us to help these VFDs do whatever is needed to ensure they’re ready for the next emergency.”