As your Association, we urge you to help by donating to those in need through these funds already in place.
South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and South Dakota Sheep Growers Association established the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund Oct. 8, 2013 with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support and relief assistance to those in the agriculture industry impacted by the blizzard of Oct. 4-7, 2013.
The fund will be administered by the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association for the direct benefit of the livestock producers impacted by this devastating blizzard.
To Donate: South Dakota
To donate to the Rancher Relief Fund visit, http://www.giveblackhills.org and search “Rancher Relief Fund” or click on this link: https://www.giveblackhills.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Organizations.Overview&Organization_ID=27677. Donors can also mail checks to Black Hills Community Area Foundation/SD Rancher Relief Fund made out to the “Rancher Relief Fund.” Address: PO Box 231, Rapid City, 57709.
If you are interested in donating to Nebraska relief efforts look below for more information.
To Donate: Nebraska
For the Nebraska folks, you can donate to the Cattlemen Relief Fund at the Chadron Community Foundation. Address: PO Box 1125, Chadron, NE 69337.
While various Wyoming producers have experienced cattle loss due to the blizzard Atlas it is clear the vast majority of cattle losses have occurred in South Dakota and Nebraska. WSGA trusts the Rancher Relief Fund, the Cattlemen Relief Fund and the organizations associated and believe it will help all producers involved