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Pampa community collects donations for those affected by the wildfires

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PAMPA, TX (KFDA) -

Wildfires spread throughout the Panhandle leaving homes destroyed, loved ones heartbroken and farmers and ranchers at a standstill.

During this tough time, the community did not hesitate to lend a helping hand, especially the folks in Pampa. 

For several days they have set up a base at the Top O Texas Rodeo, collecting donations such as day to day products, hay, feed, and farming equipment to help farmers and ranchers get back on their feet.

"Immediate needs for the livestock in the area that had losses in grass. Our goal was two to three weeks of feed and hay to maintain the producers until some decisions moving livestock, gathering and those kind of things can happen," said Mike Jeffcoat with the Extension Agriculture Natural Resource. 

Jeffcoat said donations do not just come from the Panhandle but cities outside the Panhandle. In the past couple of days they have even received donations from people who say they have driven 6-7 hours just to give what they had.

Gray-Soria another volunteer, says the reason why the feedback has been so great is because they know anyone could have easily been a victim of the wildfire.

"Rather or not you're locally involved in agriculture or you're on the peripheral. They understand the ties to the Panhandle and their willing to step up regardless their place in society is on helping these places to rebuild," said Joan Gray-Soria.

Gray-Soria said the donations collected will help farmers and ranchers stay afloat for the next couple of weeks.

For the rest of this month, they will continue providing whatever help they can give to those that need it.

For more information visit Gray County Extension and 4-H.

If you would like to donate to those affected by the wildfires click here.

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