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Rural America Rises

By Jena McRell   |   The Angus Report
Gardiner Angus Ranch Recounts Wildfire

Up from the ashes of the March 6 wildfires come inspired stories of strength and hope.

Mark and Eva Gardiner, Gardiner Angus Ranch near Ashland, Kan., share what they’ve experienced and how rural neighbors, near and far, have contributed to recovery efforts.

Overcoming Tragedy at the Giles Ranch

The wildfires have left a painful mark on the land, the livestock and the families who care for them.

On the Giles Ranch in southwest Kansas, three sisters lost their homes and 60% of their family’s beef herd. After unthinkable loss, they’re grateful for each other and the incredible outpouring of support.

When Disaster Strikes, Ag Responds

If there are neighbors in need, rural America doesn’t wait.

Fires were still lingering as a convoy of donations and workers made their way to the burned regions in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas. Hundreds of volunteers have provided invaluable support, and prayers, to inspire the rebuilding process.

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