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Texas Panhandle Wildfires

Updated: Mar 12


03/12/2024 - "Firefighters across the Texas Panhandle are still attacking several large wildfires - including the record-sized Smokehouse Creek fire – possibly sparked by power equipment last week, as resources from around the country are being sent in to help cattle ranchers who lost land and cattle to the flames.


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services is working to deploy feed, fence supplies and more needs for ranchers devastated by the wildfires in the Texas Panhandle. There are donation centers set up in eight counties impacted by the fires and supply points for feed and ranch supplies. A full list of locations and supplies needed can be found here." (FOX Weather Story)



THE NEED WE ARE FINDING: Many partner organizations have responded with truckloads of resources to help support local Churches and residents over the last week. "With over 1 million acres of grassland burned, cattle ranchers face struggles ahead to find and feed their herds". (Full story credit - The Texas Tribune)



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Original Update: 02/28/2024 - Texas Panhandle Fires 2024: Wildfire grows to the second-largest in state history. Texas governor issues disaster declaration for 60 counties as wildfires grow in Panhandle. (FOX Weather Story)


Many wildfires in the impacted areas are 0% contained and include a 250,000 acre blaze burning in Hutchinson County. We will continue to monitor and report as more information is gathered from partners in the area. Please pray for rain!



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Active Organizations

Updated: 03/03/2024

 

Mercy Chefs has delivered and continues to mobilize their resources to provide Family Grocery Boxes in support of the Texas Panhandle Wildfires. Click link to support


 

Convoy of Hope has deployed truckloads of resources to the Texas Panhandle to support with relief efforts. Click the link or logo for all of Convoy of Hope's updates and opportunities to support(FOX 10 Story)


 

03/12/24 - UPDATE: "Gods Pit Crew will have a team and equipment in Fritch starting 03/12/24 through the 24th providing full demo’s for wildfire victims. We also have another semi load of Blessing Buckets and Gatorade being delivered to First Southern Baptist in Fritch later this week." Chris Chiles


Blessing Buckets and pallets of Gatorade are being delivered to @encounter_ama and will be distributed by officials in the area to anyone in need, as many homes have been destroyed and many residents have had to evacuate leaving behind everything to escape the approaching fire. God's Pit Crew (ig post)


 

A caravan of relief equipment is being deployed from Operation Blessing’s Bristol, TN warehouse that includes a mobile kitchen capable of serving hundreds of hot meals daily, and a box truck full of food and emergency supplies. A shower trailer also being readied for deployment and will follow shortly afterwards. Click the link or logo for all of Operation Blessing's updates and opportunities to support.


 

With some innovative planning and the generosity of local hay producers, Minuteman Disaster Response transported its first load of hay to West Texas today to assist with the Texas Panhandle Fires. We are so thankful to Mr. Robert Todd from Blueridge, Texas, who coordinated hay donations from farmers and ranchers in the area. Minuteman IG Post


 

Get Connected to other Christian Leaders who are responding to this event and others by joining our Disaster Response - Leader Connection online Group and through the Serve Source APP.

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Unknown member
Mar 05

This is from the Borger News Herald; please join me in Praying for this family, firefighters and community.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Fritch, Texas - March 5, 2024


With profound sorrow, on behalf of the City of Fritch, we announce the passing of Fritch Fire Chief Zeb Smith, who bravely responded to a structure fire earlier today. Chief Smith, a dedicated public servant, was the first on the scene, demonstrating his unwavering commitment and service to the Fritch community.


During the response, Chief Smith faced unforeseen challenges and, despite emergency medical assistance and quick transportation to Golden Plains Community Hospital, tragically succumbed to his injuries.


Chief Zeb Smith served the Fritch and Hutchinson County community with selflessness and dedication. His exemplary…


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Mar 08
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Yes sir. This is very sad news. We are all praying for his immediate family and first responder family.

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Mar 04

We have 100 more bales to deliver and need transportation assistance. If anyone has capabilities please text me a 2142280846. Blessings!

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Mar 02

This comments section is a great place share information. If you are a visitor to the Serve Source platform and live in the Texas Panhandle, know of families affected or can share a specific need, this is a great place to do it. Many of our national disaster response partners are monitoring.

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Feb 29

Austin Disaster Relief Network is evaluating how we can help with the fires. If anyone has a need or knows of someone with a need please speak up and let us know!

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Feb 29

Praying this morning that the snow/sleet/rain over the Texas Panhandle extinguishes all fires!!



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