Minuteman Disaster Response focuses on meeting the needs of the people and communities impacted by disasters. Our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow Texans as these tragic wildfires continue to rage in the Panhandle. While our traditional relief efforts such as clearing trees, debris, and mucking homes, aren’t of value in this situation, there are no less needs to be met and people to serve.

Over the last few days, the call went out regarding the dire need for agricultural supplies, specifically animal feed and hay. With some innovative planning and the generosity of local hay producers, Minuteman Disaster Response transported its first load of hay to West Texas.  The team then dropped off the donated hay in Canadian TX, in Hemphill County.

Hemphill County had lost almost half of its pasturelands due to wildfires.  Our donated hay was immediately loaded onto a waiting ranchers trailer so he could feed his cattle.

Minuteman Disaster Response is grateful for its volunteers who are guided by their desire to serve others. We are also thankful to Mr. Robert Todd from Blueridge, Texas, who coordinated hay donations from farmers and ranchers in the area.