I am sure many of you are well aware of the devastation wrought by the recent snowstorm in Western South Dakota. Contrary to it’s name, the Atlas Blizzard brought the weight of the sky down upon ranchers and communities in the state. They’re still tallying up their losses and recovering cattle that have wandered away in the wake of the storm. The pictures and stories being shared on social media and in the news repeatedly bring me to tears. Those of us involved in the livestock business are emotionally invested in the health and well-being of our animals. The heartbreak of this blizzard is beyond comprehension and the impact will be felt for years to come.
For those of us who aren’t able to offer our hands, horses, and on-the ground help opportunities to offer financial help have been created.