Panhandle people lend a helping hand to fire victims

Panhandle people lend a helping hand to fire victims

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Panhandle is a great place to live. In pain, under pressure, and in times of need, our people help each other.

It's not a surprise, but it still makes us want to say 'thank you' when Panhandle people show their big hearts.

Firefighters hadn't even beaten back the wildfires when neighbors started gathering money and resources to help those damaged in the flames.

Everything from money for the funeral of a fire victim to distribution centers to help ranchers who needed everything from feed to fence posts – the offers came in immediately to help.

Living in the Panhandle can bring its share of challenges including blizzards, tornadoes, and even wildfires.

I could list all the years we have fought to contain and minimize the fires, but that would take forever.

We have had small fires, we have had large fires that took homes, property and lives, but our community along with a little rain from time to time has fought off the fire.

We need the rain and some calm days to end this time of wildfires, but until then my perspective is that I'm proud to live in an area where we stand together and take care of each other in times of need.

I encourage you to show your appreciation for each other and I say thank you for looking out for each other.

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