FROM: INDEPENDENT CATTLEMEN OF NEBRASKA, Box 241, Hyannis, NE 69350
Media Contact: Mary Mulligan (402) 967-3464; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 21, 2006
INDEPENDENT CATTLEMEN URGE SUPPORT FOR FIRE RELIEF FUND
(Hyannis, NE) The ICON Board of Directors is encouraging the membership
as well as ranchers across the state to consider donating to the Dawes-Sioux
Fire Relief Fund.
While we have all been experiencing one of the worst droughts
in years, ranchers in Northwest Nebraska have had their difficulties
compounded by devastating wildfires, said ICON President, Chris
In excess of 100,000 acres of grassland and timber have been destroyed,
along with homes, outbuildings and miles of fence in the Chadron, Crawford,
and Harrison areas.
The ICON Board of Directors has committed $1000 to the Relief Fund
specifically to aid ranchers who were affected.
Cattlemen have always been known for their willingness to help
one another in times of need. This is certainly one of those times,
A hay and feed donation collection site has been set up at the Crawford
Livestock Market. Individuals wishing to donate hay or other livestock
feed can deliver the donations to Crawford Livestock Market, located
on West Beach St. in Crawford, or contact them toll free at (866) 665-2220
or 308-665-2220. Donations of other items such as posts, wire, and materials
used for both permanent and temporary fencing needs will also be accepted
at the Crawford Livestock Market drop site.
Financial donations to support relief efforts can be sent to the Dawes-Sioux
Fire Fund, P.O. Box 1125, Chadron, NE 69337. The fund will be available
to help provide emergency assistance for volunteers and residents affected
by the fires. Donations can be specifically directed to feed or fence
materials by making a notation on the face of the check.
INDEPENDENT CATTLEMEN OF NEBRASKA
"Solid as a windmill. Always working for the independent producer."