The raging wildfire that has devoured 72,000 acres of grass and farmland was the focus of an article I wrote last week. That same fire is still burning this morning, and it has now consumed over 400,000 acres.
The snow that fell Easter Sunday has helped the fire-fighting efforts. Thanks to the hard work of firemen, ranchers, and volunteers from Kansas and the far corners of the USA, the fire is about 81% contained.
This fire has done much more than just burn grass, it has killed livestock, left houses in ash heaps, and zeroed the resources of many rural fire departments. In an effort to respond to some of these needs, there will be a, Flapjacks for Firemen, benefit breakfast Saturday morning, April 2 from 8 to 10 in El Dorado, Kansas.
To help respond to the needs of these first responders, you can attend the breakfast and make a donation, or you can give online or mail a donation to:
Flapjacks For Firemen
C/O First Christian Church
300 W Central
El Dorado, Kansas 670452
For more information, you can contact Stan at 316-321-2878. Thanks for your help!
….Flapjacks for Firemen Updates will posted on Facebook ….