Recovery for Roosevelt Fire gets a boost, Friess will match donations

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYO – The Pinedale Lions Club and the Bondurant Community Club last week began distributing the first round of aid to those affected by the Roosevelt Fire.

The Roosevelt Fire Recovery Fund also received a bit of a financial boost from Lynn and Foster Friess who recently announced they would match all contributions up to $100,000. So, your giving is doubled.

In addition to the devastation already known—more than 60,000 acres burned and 55 homes lost—spring thaw may reveal more challenges with landslides, road degradation and other infrastructure damage caused by the loss of vegetation.

State and federal aid at this point is uncertain. Wyoming has a strong tradition of helping its own, however. Only donations made to the Pinedale Lion’s Club will be matched. Donations are tax deductible and involve no administrative costs. All your money will go toward wildfire victims as prioritized by a specially-appointed nine-person committee.

Cleanup and recovery begins in Hoback Ranches, hit hard by the Roosevelt Fire.

Donate securely online or to avoid online fees checks should be made out to “Lions of Wyoming Foundation” with a memo stating “Roosevelt Fire” and mailed to:

Lions of Wyoming Foundation
224 Talon Ct.,
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Questions may be sent to [email protected]. Or call Lion Mindi Crabb, Pinedale Lions Club, (307) 231-0942; Chris Lacinak, Bondurant Community Club, (917) 548-8632.

Picnic and mountain view

Posted by Nikki Williston on Wednesday, September 19, 2018


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