Organizations accepting donations amid Texas, Oklahoma wildfires 

Texas wildfire (Texas A&M Forest Service photo.)

Devastating wildfires in the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas and other areas have taken away homes, livestock, pasture and forage supplies for many. Officials are calling the Smokehouse Creek fire that started near Stinnett, Texas. the second largest in the state’s history. Feb. 28 reports are calling have it at 850,000 acres burned and 3% contained. 

Offers of help, both monetary and donations of supplies, food and help are already pouring into those affected. The following are organizations the High Plains Journal has received information for.  


On Feb. 27, the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association was urging donors to give to the TSCRA Disaster Relief Fund amid widespread wildfires impacting the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma. Donations will go on to aid victims of the ongoing natural disasters. 

“A fire is one of the most tragic events that can impact ranches, and a natural disaster such as the widespread wildfires in Texas and Oklahoma can result in financial hardships and deep impacts to our ranching communities,” said TSCRA President Arthur Uhl said in a press release. “Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is here to help through means of financial assistance and we’re encouraging those who can to donate to the TSCRA Disaster Relief Fund.” 

The TSCRA Disaster Relief Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides support for cattle raisers in Texas and Oklahoma who are victims of a natural disaster. All contributions to the TSCRA Disaster Relief Fund are tax deductible. 

For more information, including how to donate and how to apply for funding visit or contact TSCRA at 800-242-7820. Additional resources for victims impacted by these wildfires are also available  


The Working Ranch Cowboys Association announced on its social media Feb. 27, the WRCA Foundation Natural Disaster Relief Fund is taking donations to support the ranching community. Visit the donate page on The mission of the WRCA Foundation to provide financial and other assistance to working ranch cowboys and their families who are suffering significant hardship and who are not otherwise able to provide for their immediate needs. The WRCA can also be contacted at 806-374-9722 or [email protected]

Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation 

Preserve and protect is the mission and to communicate with those affected to prepare to help others. Donors can help fellow producers by donating to the Wildfire Disaster Relief Fund. To donate funds for wildfire disaster relief, visit, or visit our office at 2500 Exchange Ave, Oklahoma City 73108. All contributions to the OCF Disaster Relief Fund are tax deductible. Call OCF at 405-235-4391. 

Ashland Community Foundation 

The Ashland Community Foundation formed the Wildfire Relief Fund in 2021, and the Clark County community is no stranger to being impacted by wildfires. The Foundation is matching dollar for dollar the first $20,000 donated following the Feb. 27 fires that took place in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Donations can be mailed directly to: Ashland Community Foundation, PO Box 276, Ashland, Kansas 67831. Please designate on the memo line “Fire Relief”. All donations to the Wildfire Relief Fund are tax deductible. 

Kylene Scott can be reached at 620-227-1804 or [email protected].