The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is accepting donations to assist farmers and ranchers in Hawaii after recent wildfires ravaged parts of Maui and the Big Island.
More than 2,000 structures and thousands of acres have been destroyed in the town of Lahaina as a result of the early August wildfires. However, the devastation spreads beyond Lahaina into other parts of the island of Maui, including the rural town of Kula, where the wildfire is only 75% contained and has destroyed hundreds of acres of pastureland, crops, agricultural structures and equipment.
The OKFB Foundation for Agriculture has joined forces with the Hawaii Farm Bureau Foundation and Maui County Farm Bureau to help farmers and ranchers in need.
County Farm Bureaus are encouraged to donate to the cause, and the foundation will match donations, up to a total of $5,000. All donations will be sent to the Hawaii Farm Bureau Foundation.
Donations can be mailed to OKFB Foundation for Agriculture, 2501 N Stiles, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. The deadline to donate is Sept. 15.
For more information, contact Holly Carroll at (405) 523-2300.