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Neighborly Facebook Post Helps Victims of Sweeping Wildfires in 4 States

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As wildfires blazed across the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado this past week burning hundreds of thousands of acres, taking human life and livestock in the process, organizations, as well as individuals, have taken it upon themselves to do the neighborly thing and help where help is most needed. And it’s not simply local folks, but people from all across the U.S. have stepped up to the plate.

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Neighborly Facebook Post Helps Victims of Sweeping Wildfires in Four States

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A shining example of this was yesterday’s (March 9) Facebook post by Billy Gourley on his personal account, identifying that Gorley Land and Cattle would donate more than 1,000 silage bales to those affected by the disastrous flames, offering to complete the loading if someone could find the trucking from their home state of Missouri.

Incredible Response

Neighborly Facebook Post Helps Victims of Sweeping Wildfires in Four States

Photo: Facebook/Billy Gorley

With more than 6,000 reactions or comments, and 35,000 shares, Billy updated his Facebook status today (March 10) at approximately 7 a.m. (Central) to identify that the trucking has, for the most part, been coordinated, and very soon, the bales will be taken to those that can use them in all states affected.

An Outpouring of Love

Neighborly Facebook Post Helps Victims of Sweeping Wildfires in Four States

Photo: Facebook/Fort Worth Police Officers Association

To simply illustrate the outpouring of love and appreciation his act received, their company page received more than a million views, thousands of shares, and more than 700 comments, while his personal page alone had more than a thousand comments, all positively acknowledging the pay-it-forward-type action they were taking. Good on them, on the trucking personnel that have stepped up to assist, and on those in receipt of their kind gesture.