2024 Texas Panhandle Wildfire Disaster Relief

March 05, 2024
2 Min read

A series of wildfires continue to wreak havoc in the Texas Panhandle, scorching more than 1.1 million acres, destroying hundreds of homes, and taking the lives of at least two residents and thousands of cattle. One of the five fires, the Smokehouse Creek Fire, now the largest fire in Texas history, charred more than 1 million acres in Texas and thousands of acres in Oklahoma.

If you are interested in helping the wildfire relief, our philanthropy team has curated some suggestions below:    

 Amarillo Area Foundation opened the Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund (PDRF), for residents who have experienced the accumulated loss of millions of dollars in homes, businesses, out-buildings, vehicles, livestock, grazing land, and fencing due to natural disasters. For more information or to donate, click the link above.  

American Red Cross donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters. The Red Cross and their partners have opened shelters and are providing meals for fire crews and people impacted by these fast-moving fires.For more information or to donate, click the link above.  

Hutchinson County United Way has created a relief fund for victims of the February 2024 wildfires in Hutchinson County. This fund will help with long-term needs for people getting back into their homes. For more information or to donate, click the link above.  

The Salvation Army has mobilized their Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) personnel and trained volunteers from Pampa, TX to provide practical support to first responders and displaced residents impacted by dangerous wildfires in the Panhandle of Texas. For more information or how to donate, click the link above.  

Texas Farm Bureau has created the Texas Panhandle Wildfire Relief Fund to help farmers and ranchers in the Texas panhandle effected by the devastating fires. For more information or to donate, click the link above. 

When Making Donations 

If you decide to donate to an organization directly, we encourage you to give to one of these organizations or an organization you know. Make sure your donation is secure by donating through an organization’s official website or sending a check in the mail. GoFundMe sites or links through social media sites are discouraged because of scams exploiting this crisis. For all donations, please specify that the donation is to assist the people affected by the Texas Panhandle Wildfires.  

Thank you for your interest in supporting the victims of the Texas Panhandle Wildfires. If you are interested in more resources or want to learn more about our philanthropy services, please contact us.