This is the note I received after making my donation (See post below). Note the updated statistics:
Since January of this year, 3.5 million acres in Texas has been destroyed by wildfires, which includes 2,897 structures and more than 700 homes. Whole towns are being consumed. Not only is land destroyed, but lives are lost—both those of firefighters and Texans.
Volunteer firefighters contribute the majority of the work in battling these wildfires. Grossly underfunded, these brave men and women often work without protective gear and 86 percent use personal funds to meet the day-to-day equipment and supply needs of their fire departments.
Your donation will directly benefit Texas volunteer firefighters by providing equipment, food, water, and fuel.