Six months ago, Hurricane Ike hit rural Southeast Texas devastating communities and agricultural lands. Today, Texans have a chance to help farmers and ranchers rebuild the homes, ranches and lives devastated by the storm.
You can lend a hand to your fellow Texans by donating supplies or volunteering your time through our latest relief effort: "Operation New Fences." Ranchers lost an estimated 4,800 cows and 5,600 calves in the storm surge of Hurricane Ike. Those cattle can’t be replaced until new fences are built.
I urge you to help these hard-working Texans in their time of need. Click HERE if you need help, or if you would like to assist in rebuilding the 1,700 miles of destroyed fence line in Chambers, Galveston, Liberty, Orange and Jefferson counties.
Read some of my past blog posts on Hurricane Ike:
Oct 27, 2008- Testimony Before Senate Committees on Hurricane Ike
Sept. 23, 2008- Aerial Tour With Houston Astros Player Carlos Lee
Sept. 22, 2008- Slideshow From Aerial Tour of Hurricane Ike
Sept. 20, 2008- Texans Answer the Call for Assistance
Sept. 17, 2008-Aerial Tour of Areas Devastated by Hurricane Ike
Sept. 16, 2008- Update on Hurricane Ike Help for Texas Farmers and Ranchers
Sept. 15, 2008- Texans Need Your Help After Hurricane Ike Strands Livestock