In mid-April fire broke out and tore across northwest Oklahoma. The devastation was vast, affecting dozens of beef producers, but relief is underway thanks to many generous donations to the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation Fire Relief Fund.
The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation is a charitable arm of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association with the goal of preserving the Oklahoma beef cattle industry and its traditions.
“Creating the relief fund and facilitating the distribution process most assuredly contributes to the foundation’s goal of preserving the beef business here in Oklahoma,” said Weston Givens, president of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association. “This week 69 beef producers, who applied for the fire relief funds, were mailed checks totaling $459,971.”
A group of industry leaders from the area came together to evaluate applications and distribute funds based-off of individual needs.
“Thank you to the tremendous support and compassion from others, the recovery process for the affected cattlemen in the fire-stricken areas is underway,” Givens said.
The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation was created to provide a charitable trust for the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association. The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association is the trusted voice of the Oklahoma beef cattle industry and has members in all 77 counties in Oklahoma. To join or learn more visit www.okcattlemen.org.