Friday, May 27, 2011

Tornado Relief-Fencing Supplies

The Winston County Cattlemen's Association and the Winston County Farmers Federation recently purchased $16,000 in fencing supplies for the tornado victims in Marion, Franklin, and Lawrence Counties.  Much of the funds were provided by a group of cattlemen in Jessamine County, Kentucky that wished to help storm victims in Alabama.  The funds were used to make a bulk purchase of fencing supplies.  3,120 metal T-posts, and 96 rolls of barbed wire were purchased.  Each producer received 130 posts and four rolls of barbed wire, which is enough to build one-fourth mile of fence.

The supplies were delivered on Thursday, May 26th.  The photos in this album show the delivery of the supplies:

Additional funds have been received for storm relief since the supplies were ordered, and even more supplies may be purchased for other producers with tornado damage.

UPDATE 9/16/2011:  The Lauderdale County Farmers Federation has contributed $5,000 toward the storm relief in Northwest Alabama.  These funds will be used to purchase additional fencing supplies.  This brings the  total to $25,000.

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