Concordia FFA Chapter Volunteers in Wildfire Relief Efforts in Southwestern Kansas

By Toby Nosker
KNCK News Director

Seven members of the Concordia High School FFA Chapter traveled to Ashland, Kansas over Spring Break to help with fence tear-out and rebuilding efforts following the devastating wildfires that ripped through the area March 6th and March 7th.

This month's wildfires were the largest in Kansas history, with more than 651,000 acres destroyed in total. In Clark County where Ashland is located, 400,000 acres were burned, according to the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Adam Budreau, Junior at Concordia High School, told us about their busy, hardworking day on Friday, March 24th.

Senior Davin Strait told KNCK News it was startling to see the damage done by the historic wildfires.

Junior Claire Conway said she was struck by how much work needs to be done to help the region recover.

Rachelle Anderson, a Freshman, said they all wish they could have done more and spent more time in the area.

Senior Allayna Hanson said she was thankful they had the chance to help with the fire rebuild.

Tristan Kearn, Olivia Nelson and FFA Advisor Krystal Nelson also provided assistance in Ashland last week.