Angus Offers Support of Hurricane Harvey Victims
By Katy Holdener | American Angus Association
The American Angus Association’s thoughts and prayers are with those in the wake of disastrous Hurricane Harvey. The devastating flooding in southeast Texas has impacted nearly 150 Association members in multiple counties. With more rain on the way, many of our fellow Angus producers are in need of aid in the aftermath of the damaging winds and rain.
“The impact Hurricane Harvey has had on southeast Texas is almost unfathomable,” said Allen Moczygemba, Association CEO. “While the nation watches the heroic acts by both the first responders and local citizens as they work to save countless lives, it’s also important to keep in mind that rural Texans will face similar challenges. In most cases, however, there won’t be video cameras on hand to capture their efforts as they work to protect the livestock under their care. All of us at the American Angus Association are praying for their safety and for that of their livestock as well.”
American Angus Association members in Atascosa, Bexar, Brazos, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jasper, Kerr, Lee, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Newton, Tyler, Walker and Washington counties have been affected.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers has initiated a relief fund which can be found at http://tscra.org/relieffund/.
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has also compiled a list of resources for Hurricane Harvey relief. Visit http://www.beefusa.org/hurricaneharveyreliefresources.aspx for more information.