April 11, 2011
Matador Ranch is donating $42,000 to 13 area volunteer fire departments and the Motley County Emergency Medical Service.
“There is no good way to say ‘thanks’ to the many men and women who responded quickly to the range fire that swept through this area in February,” said Bob Kilmer, Matador Ranch manager. “While we lost about 20,000 acres of grass and miles of fence, we were fortunate that no historic buildings or homes were damaged by the fire. We appreciate the work of so many to protect those buildings and the Matador community.”
Of the funds to be donated, Matador Ranch is contributing $33,000 divided among the Matador Volunteer Fire Department, the Roaring Springs Volunteer Fire Department, the Motley Emergency Medical Service, and the Flomot Volunteer Fire Department.
“The many volunteers – including several on our immediate staff – give of their time and talent. We’re trying to help fill the financial gap that the fire caused to these local fire departments.”
Other volunteer fire departments at Paducah, Floydada, Dickens, Turkey, Dougherty, Crosbyton, McAdoo, Lockney, Ralls and Spur will receive contributions.
“We hope that our small donations help where it’s needed most and that others in the surrounding communities also think about contributing to one or more of these volunteer organizations,” Kilmer said.
Kilmer also praised the work of the Texas Forest Service, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Motley County and the Salvation Army.
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