Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation launches emergency fire fund

Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 7:25 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The community is coming together to help out volunteer fire departments following a devastating wildfire that sparked Tuesday around noon.

Residents have been donating snacks, cases of water, and Gatorade since yesterday afternoon... But a local foundation launched a grant to help raise money for these local volunteer fire departments.

The Wichita Falls area community foundation announced they have launched an emergency fire fund to assist volunteer fire departments impacted by recent wildfires in the area. Officials said it is times like this that show them how special this community is.

“When you really look at the people in this community, we are in a very caring community.” Leslie Schaffner, President of Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation, said. “People here take care of each other, they want to be a part of something bigger than themselves and you’ll consistently see people go above and beyond to help others in need.”

Donations to the fund will be used specifically to help cover the fuel costs of volunteer fire departments in Wichita, Archer and Clay counties.

Those interested in making donations can click here.

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