FFA members in Touchet, Wash., are selling T-shirts to raise money to help Oklahoma farmers and ranchers impacted by devastating wildfires.
FFA alumni and community members Carrie Hennigar and Nicole Frazier designed the T-shirts. Hennigar is a Colton, Wash., FFA alum. Frazier is a Freeman, Wash., FFA alum and an agricultural media sales executive for Capital Press.
“We’re all affected by things that happen in agriculture, whether it’s down the road or in our country,” Frazier said.
At least 30 4-H families were “completely devastated” by the fires, Frazier said, losing their homes, shops and entire herds.
Frazier’s daughter is a Touchet FFA member.
The FFA wanted to support the farmers and ranchers, said Ryan Maiden, adviser for the Touchet FFA. “We wanted to do something we could do on our end to help those folks over there.”
Frazier and Hennigar will present the fundraiser May 11 and sell shirts during the state FFA convention in Pullman, Wash. The convention is May 10-12.
9 Mile Ranch and PR Druffel Farms made a donation so Frazier and Hennigar can display shirts during the convention.
Touchet FFA and the Washington State FFA Foundation are selling the shirts for $20. They hope to sell at least 150 shirts, Maiden said.
All funds raised will go directly to the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation for Wildfire Relief Fund. The sale continues through the end of May.
“Even a small town like Touchet can help out those folks,” Maiden said. “It’s just something we can do to help them.”
“Any piece of hope after a fire sure makes a big difference,” Frazier said.
Online To purchase a T-shirt or donate, go to https://bit.ly/2I4pyHS