Agricultural losses from Texas wildfires this year are approaching $200 million, and at least 3.6 million acres in Texas have been scorched by wildfires so far this year. That’s to say nothing of the many homes that have been lost.
If you’d like to help with relief efforts, but you don’t know where to start, State Comptroller Susan Combs recommends beginning with the following organizations:
- American Red Cross of Central Texas.
- The Texas Forest Service, which has established an emergency assistance fund to help overextended volunteer fire departments. According to the agency, Texas has more than 60,000 active firefighters, and more than half of them are volunteers.
- The Texas Wildfire Relief Fund, which supplies Texas firefighters with equipment, water, food and fuel.
Combs also suggests checking with your local media outlets, religious organizations, and city and county officials to find out how you can help in your area.
Source: Fiscal Notes