AUSTIN (Fiscal Notes) – Agricultural losses from Texas wildfires this year are approaching $200
million, and at least 3.6 million acres in Texas have been scorched by wildfires so far this
year. That’s to say nothing of the many homes that have been lost.
If you’d like to help with relief efforts, but you don’t know where to start, State Comptroller Susan Combs recommends beginning with the
- American Red Cross of Central Texas.
- The Texas Forest Service, which has established an emergency assistance
fund to help overextended volunteer fire departments. According to
the agency, Texas has more than 60,000 active firefighters, and more than
half of them are volunteers.
- The Texas Wildfire Relief Fund,
which supplies Texas firefighters with equipment, water, food and
Combs also suggests checking with your local media outlets, religious organizations, and city and county officials to find out how you can help in