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Those who have losses in the Hoback Ranches can file for assistance.

Applications accepted from Roosevelt Fire victims

From Pinedale Lions Club and Bondurant Community Club

PINEDALE – Oct. 22 is the deadline for the first round of applications for relief funds contributed to the Pinedale Lions Club and Bondurant Community Club.

Guidelines have been established for disbursements and applications are now available for those affected by the Roosevelt Fire.

The Roosevelt Fire Recovery Fundraising Campaign was launched under the auspices of the Pinedale Lions Club with support from the Bondurant Community Club. Funds are collected at the following sites:

• https://www.gofundme.com/roosevelt-fire-disaster-recovery and

• https://www.lionsofwyomingfoundation.org.

• Donors can also write checks directly to the Lions of Wyoming Foundation.

The campaign has raised more than $29,000 as of Friday.

With 55 homes destroyed and many permanent residents displaced, the campaign will be ongoing.

“This first application period is designed to address the most urgent needs of our friends and neighbors,” according to a press release from Mindi Crabb, a member of the Pinedale Lions Club.

The purpose of this campaign is to offer financial assistance based on need to those who experienced a loss as a result of the Roosevelt Fire and to help rebuild core infrastructure for the community.

The Roosevelt Fire Recovery Committee was formed to oversee the systematic, equitable and confidential distribution of funds. This committee consists of a mix of key stakeholders as well as outside non-partisan volunteers from Bondurant, Hoback Ranches, Jackson and Pinedale.

Guidelines and criteria for distribution have been established, and are based on best practices from other disasters. The committee will review applications, meet with applicants as needed and apply the guidelines and criteria to distribute funds.

The Roosevelt Fire Recovery Fund is not a replacement for insurance and funds are to be used for items not otherwise covered by insurance or other assistance. Priority will be given to those whose primary residences were destroyed.

Funds may be awarded to secure temporary housing for people that need it through the winter and recovery period. Funds may also be awarded to assist in the purchase of equipment labor and supplies to enable people to re-enter and stay safely in their homes or to ensure safety for the community and individuals through infrastructure repairs.

The campaign anticipates that

PINEDALE – Three hunters were rescued from the Wind River Range near Toboggan Lake after calling for help in the late evening hours of Oct. 9.

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call from the men who said they were hunting and became turned around when they lost sight of the main trail out to the Scab Creek Trailhead.

The men reported that they had food, blankets and winter gear but no shelter. The hunters were able to provide GPS coordinates to their location and started a fire for warmth until members of TipTop Search and Rescue could help the men out of the mountains the next morning.

On the morning of Oct. 10, Sublette County Sheriff’s Office deputies and TipTop Search and Rescue members headed into the area on horseback to escort the party out to safety. Search members located the missing party at approximately 1:30 p.m.

All parties were escorted out to the Scab Creek Trail Head without incident. The hunters in the elements for longer than 24 hours and Emergency Medical Services responded to the trailhead to evaluate their condition. All three men were cleared medically at the trailhead and returned home.

From Pinedale Lions Club and Bondurant Community Club

PINEDALE – Oct. 22 is the deadline for the first round of applications for relief funds contributed to the Pinedale Lions Club and Bondurant Community Club.

Guidelines have been established for disbursements and applications are now available for those affected by the Roosevelt Fire.

The Roosevelt Fire Recovery Fundraising Campaign was launched under the auspices of the Pinedale Lions Club with support from the Bondurant Community Club. Funds are collected at the following sites:

• https://www.gofundme.com/roosevelt-fire-disaster-recovery and

• https://www.lionsofwyomingfoundation.org.

• Donors can also write checks directly to the Lions of Wyoming Foundation.

The campaign has raised more than $29,000 as of Friday.

With 55 homes destroyed and many permanent residents displaced, the campaign will be ongoing.

“This first application period is designed to address the most urgent needs of our friends and neighbors,” according to a press release from Mindi Crabb, a member of the Pinedale Lions Club.

The purpose of this campaign is to offer financial assistance based on need to those who experienced a loss as a result of the Roosevelt Fire and to help rebuild core infrastructure for the community.

The Roosevelt Fire Recovery Committee was formed to oversee the systematic, equitable and confidential distribution of funds. This committee consists of a mix of key stakeholders as well as outside non-partisan volunteers from Bondurant, Hoback Ranches, Jackson and Pinedale.

Guidelines and criteria for distribution have been established, and are based on best practices from other disasters. The committee will review applications, meet with applicants as needed and apply the guidelines and criteria to distribute funds.

The Roosevelt Fire Recovery Fund is not a replacement for insurance and funds are to be used for items not otherwise covered by insurance or other assistance. Priority will be given to those whose primary residences were destroyed.

Funds may be awarded to secure temporary housing for people that need it through the winter and recovery period. Funds may also be awarded to assist in the purchase of equipment labor and supplies to enable people to re-enter and stay safely in their homes or to ensure safety for the community and individuals through infrastructure repairs.

The campaign anticipates that there will be multiple rounds of distributions. Checks to recipients will come from the Pinedale Lions Club where all donations are being held.

Applications and guidelines are available at the Bondurant Library and Post Office. The guidelines are also available online at the following links: http://bit.ly/roosevelt-guidelines. Applications can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/roosevelt-print-applications or http://bit.ly/roosevelt-e-application.

First round applications must be returned to the Pinedale Lions Club, P.O. Box 508, Pinedale, WY, 82941 by Monday, Oct. 22. The committee will work quickly and expect to have checks out to approved recipients by the end of the month.

Subsequent application periods will be announced as funds become available.

Questions may be sent to [email protected] Applicants can also contact Mindi Crabb of the Pinedale Lions Club at 307-231-0942 or Chris Lacinak of the Bondurant Community Club at 917-548-8632.

If you would like to support the Roosevelt Fire Recovery Fund, donations can be made at the links provided above. Donors can also send checks to: Lions of Wyoming Foundation, 224 Talon Ct., Cheyenne, Wyo., 82009. Include “Roosevelt Fire” in the memo line.


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