This is Drew.
Drew is my brother-in-law who lets me write about him.
Drew is an Iowa cowboy.
Not the fake-hat, fancy-shiny-boots cowboy that you see at
Florida Georgia Line pop-country concerts. A real one, like many others across the U.S., and Iowa.
He takes care of his cows, and the babies they have.
He’s the nicest person you’ll meet. And he will give the shirt off his back to help out. Just like many other farmers in Iowa, he wishes he could drop everything and take off to help his counterparts in states to the south and west that have recently been experiencing devastating wildfires. He can’t leave his cows right now, so instead he called a vet clinic in Kansas and donated money so the next person who walked into the clinic to purchase necessary materials wouldn’t have to pay. His sister-in-law did the same thing.
And on the horizon, there’s another great opportunity to help, put on by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.
This week, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is calling for donations to their upcoming April 7th online auction to benefit victims of the recent wildfires that have ravaged many farms and ranches across Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado.
From the Iowa Cattlemen’s website:
“What you can donate:
We know you guys can come up with some great stuff but let us get your wheels turning. You might consider but not limited to livestock, farm equipment, livestock equipment or supplies, services, genetics, seedstock, hauling and transportation, hay, any kind of lessons, special opportunities or access, seed, hand or homemade items, farm specific items, hunts, hunting equipment, trips, stays in vacation homes, art, jewelry, sports tickets or seats etc. The auction will be populated with cash donation lots as well. You’ll be bidding on nothing, just the opportunity to make a cash donation.”
If you can help out, contact:
Iowa Cattlemen’s Association
2055 Ironwood Court
Ames, IA 50014