Contact Us

South Plains Disaster Recovery Fund Launched

This morning on LFN we spoke with Kathy Stocco from the Lubbock Area Foundation about how South Plains citizens can help with wildfire relief efforts. Details on how you can donate and get involved are below.

SOUTH PLAINS DISASTER RECOVERY FUND LAUNCHED

TO AID IN WILDFIRE RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS

(Lubbock, TX)- The Lubbock Area Foundation has announced the launch of the South Plains Disaster Recovery Fund through which anyone can donate to aid relief efforts related to wildfires and other disasters that may affect communities in the South Plains area.  Recent wildfires have caused widespread destruction and have exhausted the limited resources of volunteer fire departments and agencies such as Red Cross and Salvation Army that provide on-site support for emergency responders.  “Our hearts go out to our neighbors and friends who have suffered losses due to the wildfires,” said Lubbock Area Foundation Executive Director, Kathy Stocco. “The South Plains Disaster Recovery Fund will ensure that financial support is quickly and effectively made available to emergency response agencies that we count on for help when South Plains communities are at risk.”

Our regional volunteer fire departments are currently in great need of funding to replace equipment and supplies that have been damaged or lost in fighting the recent wildfires. Some equipment is insured but many items are not.   The Texas Forest Service announced last week that it has established a statewide VFD Emergency Assistance Fund to help volunteer fire departments battling wildfires.  Through the South Plains Disaster Recovery Fund, the people of the South Plains can focus their support on the needs of emergency response agencies that serve this region.   Individuals, businesses and civic organizations wishing to help replace equipment and keep our volunteer firefighters prepared for future emergencies can contribute online at www.lubbockareafoundation.org. Checks can be mailed to Lubbock Area Foundation at 2509 80th Street; Lubbock, TX 79423 (please designate your gift for “Disaster Relief.”)  All gifts are tax-deductible.

More From KFYO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfyo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!