Amid the current catastrophic wildfire season, various wildlife relief efforts have been organized for those who would like to contribute to ranchers who are facing losses. Please see the information below for two current relief efforts being organized for ranchers and contact the CCA office at (916) 444-0845 with information about any other local efforts to help ranchers impacted by the California wildfires.
Butte County Cattlemen’s Fire Fund
As of the morning if 10/12, the North Complex Fire (Bear Fire) was at 94% containment with 318,930 acres burned. The Butte County Cattlemen’s Association asks those who wish to contribute to ranchers who have been impacted by the fire’s destruction to please donate to the Butte County Cattlemen’s Fund.
To make a donation to the Butte County Cattlemen’s Fire Fund:
- Make checks out to the California Cattlemen’s Foundation and note “Butte County Cattlemen’s Fire Fund” in the memo
- Send checks to: California Cattlemen’s Foundation, 1221 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Creek Fire Rancher Relief Fund
The Fresno-Kings County Cattlewomen (FKCCW) are raising funds to help ranchers impacted by the Creek Fire. The fire started on September 4 and has burned in Madera and Fresno Counties. The fire now unfortunately has made it on to the list of largest fires in the state’s history and is still burning.
“The Fresno Kings County Cattlewomen are asking the community to come together and join us in our efforts to surround our local families with love and support,” the FKCCW posted on the GoFundMe page for the relief fund. “We are reaching out to you in order to help us achieve our goal of $20,000, which will go directly to the ranchers and their families to alleviate the financial loss they have and will continue to experience.”
The post additionally says, “The Fresno Kings County Cattlewomen Board will require an application and approval process to determine how funds raised will be distributed. Everything submitted will be kept confidential and shared between only FKCCW board members.”
To make a donation online via GoFundMe, click here.
To make a tax-deductible donation to the group’s 501(c)(3) via check:
- Make checks out to: California CattleWomen’s Heritage Foundation
- Mail checks to: FKCCW, PO Box 104, Sanger, CA 93657, Tax ID Number: 68-0464603