Wells Fargo is donating $30,000 to the Rancher Relief Fund to help ranchers to recover from their losses in the October blizzard. The money will be used to help producers get rid of their dead cattle, recover their herd and restore the habitat. Wells Fargo is also working with ranchers by helping them document their losses, deferring their loan payments and restructing their loans.
“At Wells Fargo, one of our guiding principles is that we are only as strong as the communities we serve,” said Dan Murphy, regional president for Wells Fargo in South Dakota. “Our western South Dakota communities have demonstrated tremendous strength in the face of tragedy—banding together, sharing resources and providing moral support to each other. We hope this contribution will help strengthen them even more.”
The Rancher Relief Fund is administered by the Black Hills Area Community Foundation (BHACF) in cooperation with the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association for the direct benefit of livestock producers impacted by the storm.
To donate to the Rancher Relief Fund, visit www.giveblackhills.org and search "Rancher Relief Fund” or mail checks to Rancher Relief Fund, P.O. Box 231, Rapid City, S.D., 57709.