Heartstrong Fire Benefit to be Held Saturday
“When tragedy strikes rural communities pull together like a large family lifting up those in need,” said Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president.
Several events are planned to help raise cash donations as well as donations of hay, fence posts and feed.
On Saturday a benefit “run” will begin from City Limits in Yuma beginning at 3 PM. People who want to witness the fire damage are encouraged to drive along in their motorcycles, cars or trucks. A free will donation of $15 per hand for the poker run and a minimum of $400 dollar cash prize (so far) for top hand Following the Run music and an all ages dance will be held at City Limits from 6-10 PM with music provided by Video Jams (A Knapp Production). A $10 free will donation is suggested. A silent auction is being organized that will be held in conjunction with the dance.
“We are trying to do everything we can to help those hit by the fire,” said Tracy Knapp of Knapp Productions who is responsible for organizing the event in Yuma. “When you see what the fire has done, it is truly heartbreaking.”
People unable to attend the event, but still wish to donate to the cause are encouraged to make a tax deductible donation to the Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation.
Or by mail:
Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation – Yuma Fire
9177 East Mineral Circle
Centennial, CO 80112
People wishing to donate hay, feed or fencing supplies should contact Brad Rock with the Yuma County Farm Bureau at 970-630-3495.