Anonymous Rancher Donates Hay to Wildfire Victims

BROWNWOOD, Texas (KTAB) - After the devastating wildfires in the panhandle of Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma, Ranchers in the Big Country are doing what they can to help.

Several Comanche residents started a Facebook post that soon got out to all the right people says office manager of the Comanche Livestock Exchange, Gayle Jones.

Tells KTAB News that after one rancher told them he wanted to donate everything he had on his land, which was 550 bales of hay. That's $41,250 dollars.

The Rancher wants to remain anonymous.

Jones said that he posted on facebook asking if anyone could donate their time and trucks to transport the hay. Post after people of people not only wanting to donate their time and trucks to haul but several donating hay by the dozens.

Seventeen-Year-old, Cody Guidry, is spending his spring break helping load the hay that's been hauled to the panhandle.

Andrew wheeler along with other ranchers took three eighteen wheelers totaling 106 bales of hay to Ashland KS,
"We had an abundance of hay and they had nothing so we just wanted to help them out, we just wanted to bless them with what we have". Said Wheeler.

The bond that these ranchers have to one another is like no other,  all of the ranchers commenting on it being the Texas way.

"I think it says a lot about Texas, I think it shows that texas takes care of Texas and they will take care of the other guy too. Oklahoma and Kansas you know I am just proud to be a part of it" says Gayle Jones.

Ranchers are in the process of gathering up fencing materials to get them to the victims. Most Distribution centers in Texas are full at this point but are still in need of other feed for calves, seed, and fencing materials. Kansas and Oklahoma are still in need of everything.


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