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Amarillo Area Foundation Reopening Disaster Relief Fund Amid COVID-19 Concerns

By March 23, 2020No Comments

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The Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund at Amarillo Area Foundation has been in place since 2006 and has been used numerous times to offer financial assistance, especially from devastation due to wildfires. This week, AAF contributed $200,000 to the Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund. Our goal is to help meet the challenges that this crisis has placed on nonprofits across the Panhandle, especially in at-risk communities.

The Texas Panhandle is currently facing an unprecedented crisis due to COVID-19, but our mission of improving quality of life for Texas Panhandle residents has not changed. We stand ready and willing to help.

We are continually monitoring the situation and the needs that are arising, but we anticipate that our general area of support will go to ensure that no one in our communities goes hungry or without medical care. We are also looking at opportunities to help first responders and employees in the medical field with childcare as they continue to be on the front line in our defense.

Statistics have shown that the Texas Panhandle has one of the highest giving percentages per capita in the nation – we take care of our neighbors. We invite you to join us by contributing to the Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund by donating online at or mailing your check to AAF – Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund, 801 S Fillmore Ste 700, Amarillo, TX 79101. Our staff is presently working remotely, please only donate online or by mail.

Broc Carter is the author of this blog