IMMVAC, Inc., customers and allied industry foundations proudly give to cattlemen in need.
We are blown away by the success of our recent wildfire donation program. The sales for the last two weeks of March, which we promised to donate, far exceeded our expectations. We had faith that we would get to $100,000 in gross sales and already cut checks to 4 organizations for that amount. While we set that as a minimum, we had no idea that with our customers help, we were going to be able to more than double that. We have decided to round up and donate an even $250,000 in wildfire relief donations. A big thank you goes out to all of our customers, we know many of you put money out for vaccine in advance of when you would normally purchase it, and we thank you. As a small family owned business, we could never have been able to do so much without the assistance of our customers.
Where the first $100,000 was donated.
Our minimum amount of $100,000 has already been distributed across 4 organizations. Earlier in the month we were able to get checks out to the Kansas Livestock Foundation Disaster Relief, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation Fire Relief Fund, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Foundation, and the Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation Disaster Fund. We chose an organization in each state affected by the wildfires. We invite you to check out each of their websites below.
Multiplying our customers giving power with the remaining donation.
We still have $150,000 of our $250,000 total to donate. Late last week, a great foundation was started that will allow our customers dollars to go twice as far. We have reached out to this organization and decided to pledge the rest of our donation dollars to the Farm Journal Foundation.
Drovers, a Farm Journal Media franchise, and the Farm Journal Foundation proudly announced last week the acceptance of a historic challenge by global philanthropist and American farmer-rancher Howard G. Buffett to raise at least $2 million to help ranching victims of the devastating wildfires that burned 1.6 million acres in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado last month. Starting today, all monetary donations to the new Drovers/Farm Journal Foundation Million Dollar Wildfire Relief Challenge will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, up to $1 million.
Ways the funds will be used.
While the agricultural community rallied around those impacted by delivering hay and other in-kind contributions, the more protracted—and expensive—job of rebuilding has just begun. For example, an estimated 18,000 miles of fencing needs to be replaced at a cost of up to $10,000 a mile.
All donations will be administered through the Working Ranch Cowboys Association, a respected national nonprofit dedicated to assisting working ranch cowboys and their families in times of need. To learn more visit http://www.WildfireReliefFund.org, a special website launched today to help you track wildfire relief efforts and keep up to date on the ranchers’ continuing story.