RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Hurricane Harvey is still wreaking havoc in Texas, and South Dakota farmers and ranchers are no stranger to the affects of Mother Nature.
"What the country did for South Dakota ranchers and particularly those ranchers in our neck of the woods was awesome,” said Kadee Handee, marketing manager of the Black Hills Stock Show and Central States Fair. “We want to make sure that your donation will go to an organization that will truly use it."
Hurricane Harvey has displaced many families from their home, but also cattle from their pastures.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 1.2 million beef cows are registered in the 54 counties that have been declared as disaster areas.
Hundreds of pets have been rescued from the rising waters as well. If you are interested in donating to that cause, seek out local shelters in Houston and San Antonio.
But there are other ways to donate as well. Tangible donations like hay, resources and even animals can be made to the Agri-Life Extension.
"It is an arm of the Extension Agency in Texas that will be able to facilitate those demands and facilitate those resources to those ranchers that are affected,” said Handee
The Texas FFA Association and the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team are some more reputable organizations that are accepting donations for relief funds.
Donations can also be mailed to:
1600 Gindy St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76107