Texas and Southern Cattle Raisers Association disaster relief fund application process is now open!

More than a million acres across Texas and Oklahoma were burned earlier this year from the Smokehouse Creek Fire.

It was the largest fire in Texas history and one of the biggest in the nation’s history. The Texas and Southern Cattle Raisers Association is lending a hand through their disaster relief fund.

According to TSCRA President, Carl Ray Polk, “This fund is primarily a bridge or to backfill or to fill the gaps of insurance and other government federal funds that may be available. I would encourage anyone impacted to go back and record their losses, take a close look at the financial burdens that they have had as a result of the fire and make as strong and, you know, as good of notes and keep records as much as you can. Again the application process is open. We opened that up ten days ago. Currently, we have not put parameters on the timing as to how long the application process will be open. It’s our goal frankly as long as we have funds available and as long as the wonderful people are making their donations, we’re not going to specifically put a timeline around when the application has to be in.”

To date, more than $1 million dollars have been donated and they are still accepting donations! You do not have to be a member of TSCRA to receive aid.
The association hopes to see the funds going out by the middle of this month to those in need.