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Barton County Farm Bureau helps wildfire victims
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ASHLAND — Members of the Barton County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and County Coordinator Jerry Esfeld recently visited the area of devastating Kansas wildfires and provided financial aid.
With the help of Tracy L. Rollins, a Clark County Farm Bureau financial agent, Barton County Farm Bureau obtained the names of 10 families that experienced losses due to the fires. The representatives from Barton County personally delivered letters of support along with a monetary donation to these individuals.
Those involved with the disaster shared their stories of evacuating, returning and seeing the charred remains of their belongings. They also shared their plans for the future.
According to a statement from Barton County Farm Bureau, it was a very humbling experience for the visitors. Being from the Midwest, with rural roots and with agriculture backgrounds, helps with the resilience that can be witnessed in the people in the recovery process.