Kansas farmers and ranchers groups enlisted TV actor and comedian Eric Stonestreet to help raise money to rebuild after this spring’s wildfires.
The wildfires burned more than 651,000 acres across southwestern Kansas and caused more than $38 million in losses, according to the Kansas Livestock Association.
“This fire was devastating,” Matt Teagarden, KLA CEO, said, in a statement. “It’s going to take millions of dollars and a number of years to rebuild.”
Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Livestock Association and New Boston Creative Group have produced a public service announcement that encourages people to donate to a fund established by KLA that will help those impacted by the fire rebuild.
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“As many people know, Eric was born in Kansas City and is a huge supporter of our great state,” Meagan Cramer, director of communications at KFB, says. “When we asked him to help with the project, he was kind enough to say yes. We are grateful to Eric for helping us.”