How to donate to relief efforts for the Texas panhandle fires

Check out these local and state organizations taking collections for the victims of the Smokehouse Creek Fire and other Texas Panhandle wildfires.


The Fort Worth Fire Department sent 15 firefighters to the Panhandle to assist with containment.

Map courtesy of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Incident Information System

The Smokehouse Creek Fire has been burning in the Texas Panhandle since Monday, Feb. 26. The largest wildfire in Texas history has affected over one million acres and was 37% contained as of Tuesday, March 5 at 12 p.m.

The affected area across Hutchison, Roberts, and Hemphill counties is largely agricultural. State and local agencies have banded together to collect donations for ranchers.

The Fort Worth-based Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association established a disaster relief fund to provide financial assistance for Texas and Oklahoma ranchers.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is accepting hay, feed, fence supplies, cow feed, and wildlife feed. It is also coordinating with local emergency management officials for county-specific resources.

Rancher Navy, a volunteer group founded in North Texas after the 2022 Eastland County wildfires, is collecting various items including sifters, shovels, cooling neck wraps, fencing supplies, leather gloves, calf milk replacer, calf bottles, and horse feed.

Senior Insurance Brokers is collecting donations for both firefighters and livestock at 5501 W. Rosedale St. through Friday, March 15. Check out the full list of items.