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Sending Aid to Texas Wildfire Survivors

Field Report by Operation Blessing

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Operation Blessing Deploys US Disaster Relief Team to the Texas Panhandle To Help Residents and First Responders Impacted by the Texas Wildfire Known as the Smokehouse Creek Fire

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 29, 2024) – The humanitarian organization Operation Blessing is deploying leaders from its U.S Disaster Relief team to the Panhandle of Texas to help residents and first responders who are being impacted by the Smokehouse Creek Fire, the largest burning fire in Texas, which has so far burned over 500,000 acres and is 0% contained, according to FEMA.

Operation Blessing deployed a team this morning from Virginia Beach who will arrive in Amarillo early afternoon. Upon arrival, the team will meet with partners and local officials to assess immediate needs and begin the relief efforts.

Operation Blessing deploys to Texas wildfire

Deploying to Texas Wildfire

A caravan of relief equipment is being deployed from Operation Blessing’s Bristol, TN warehouse that includes a mobile kitchen capable of serving hundreds of hot meals daily, and a box truck full of food and emergency supplies. A shower trailer also being readied for deployment and will follow shortly afterwards.

Additionally, Operation Blessing’s warehouse in Dallas, TX has two trailer-truckloads of emergency relief supplies ready for deployment if needed, including bottled water, shelf stable and ready-to-eat foods, and emergency disaster relief kits containing items such as garbage bags, paper towels, cleaners, hand sanitizer, scour pads, gloves, and N95 masks.

In times of disaster and crisis, Operation Blessing friends like you make it possible for us to quickly move into action, reaching out with practical assistance and the love of Christ. Please keep the victims of the Texas wildfire in your prayers. If you’d like to give a gift to help hurting people after disasters, please visit

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