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Ditch erosion control work. Photo by Mindi Crabb.
Ditch erosion control work
Photo courtesy Pinedale Lions Club

Erosion control work. Photo by Pinedale Lions Club.
Erosion control work

Roosevelt Fire. Photo by Pinedale Lions Club.
Roosevelt Fire

Road ditch work. Photo by Pinedale Lions Club.
Road ditch work

Hoback Ranches road. Photo by Pinedale Lions Club.
Hoback Ranches road
Roosevelt Fire Disaster Fund grows
Thanks to incredible generosity of donors
by Pinedale Lions Club
November 20, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, and especially the $100,000 challenge by Foster and Lynn Friess and a recent match by Donald and Diane Sherman, the Roosevelt Fire Disaster Recovery Fund has received $342,495.36 to date. Donations have come in all sizes and from Bondurant to Delaware, from individuals and groups.

The Lions of Wyoming Foundation receives and processes all contributions and then forwards them to the Pinedale Lions Club for distribution.

The Roosevelt Fire Fund Distribution Committee is happy to announce that the next application cycle has begun. Those impacted by the Roosevelt Fire and in need of financial assistance are invited to submit an application, available at the Bondurant Post Office and online here:
• Guidelines:
• Print Form Application:
• Electronic Form Application:

Deadline for submissions is December 6 and notification of awards will be by December 15. $55,000 was distributed in the first round of funding, covering needs from temporary housing assistance to replacing tools so that individuals could start rebuilding their homes.

Over twenty year-round residents lost their permanent homes, and the community’s roads and infrastructure were heavily damaged. As winter arrives, volunteers and residents have been working daily to stabilize and prepare the area for inevitable spring melt and erosion.

Hoback Ranches board member and unofficial road supervisor Dave Nemetz is extremely grateful for the support from donors and volunteers, "We couldn’t do this without help from our friends and neighboring communities, just too much ground to cover and the impact of snow melt on fire damaged hills is a big unknown. We need to do as much as we can with our limited funds."

The Hoback Ranches Special Improvement District is searching for all sources of possible funding for road repairs and mudslide mitigation, and gratefully accepting appropriate donated materials such as rock and straw bales.

For more information about the Roosevelt Fire Recovery Fund, contact Lion Mindi Crabb, (307) 231-0942.

Photos courtesy Pinedale Lions Club.

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