Farm Bureau makes donations to volunteer firefighters
The Hutchinson County Farm Bureau has made donations on behalf of several local volunteer departments in recognition of their hard work.The agency has donated $334 each to Stinnett, Fritch, Morse, and Crutch Ranch Volunteer Fire Department, with $1,000 contributed by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) to help recover resources and funds used to keep the community safe.Hutchinson County Farm Bureau President John Lieb said the agency is thankful for all of the work the volunteer firefighters do in order to keep the communities of the county safe.“We are grateful for these firefighters’ tireless efforts to protect our homes, land, animals, and families,” he said. “With all that they’ve done for our community, this is a worthy cause.”The TFB state office made the commitment to match county Farm Bureau donations on a $3 to $1 basis, up to a maximum of $1,000 per volunteer fire department across the state. TFB will also assist county Farm Bureau with holding community events to show appreciation for the departments.“Volunteer fire departments are ready, at a moment’s notice, not just to put out fires, but also to prevent them,” Lieb said. “This event aims to express our gratitude for their service and sacrifice.”For more information on TFB’s wildfire relief efforts, visit the organization’s dedicated drought web site at http://www.txfb.org/drought2011.aspx.