CONTRIBUTED BY COLORADO FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION
Colorado’s neighbors in Nebraska will soon receive a $20,000 donation from the Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation to help with disaster relief after devastating storms and flooding hit the state in March.
“While Colorado braced for impact from the ‘Bomb Cyclone,’ it was really our friends in Nebraska that suffered massive damage,” said Don Shawcroft, President of the Colorado Farm Bureau. “Hearing of ranchers unable to get to their cattle, flooded fields, and demolished silos, sprinklers, and barns was truly heartbreaking.”
The $20,000 donation will go to the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Disaster Relief Fund where 100 percent of the donations will be distributed to Nebraska farmers, ranchers and rural communities affected by the disaster.
According to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, more than 20 percent of the state’s gross domestic product comes from agriculture and some officials estimated the industries lost about $1 million a day during the worst of the floods. The disaster caused significant livestock deaths, severe damage to infrastructure and feed sources as well ass total disruption to planting, impacting next year’s crops.
The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation will continue to accept donations to add to this fund. Please note Disaster Fund-NE Flood in the memo line on the check. Cash and checks can be sent to:
Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation. Attn: Disaster Fund, 9177 E. Mineral Circle, Centennial, CO 80112
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