Roosevelt Fire disaster fund grows

Taken at Hoback Ranches on Nov. 10, Lion and Hoback Ranches homeowner Chris Lacinak gets a truckload of rock for building check dams along roads.

Applications being accepted for needy homeowners

BONDURANT – As the disaster funds

grow to $342,495.36 to date, including a

$100,000 donation from the Lynn and Foster

Friess and another match by Donald and

Diane Sherman. 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

announced 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: http://bit.ly/roosevelt-guidelines

• Print form application: http://bit.ly/roosevelt-

print-application-2

• Electronic form application: http://bit.ly/

roosevelt-e-application-2

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 6 and

notification of awards will be by Dec. 15.

Initially, $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. More than 20 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 said he

is 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

Pinedale Lions Club photos

Taken at Hoback Ranches on Nov. 10, Lion and Hoback Ranches

homeowner Chris Lacinak gets a truckload of rock for building check

dams along roads. Lion Martin Hudson helps unload

rock along snowy roads in Hoback

Ranches. Measures are an attempt

to stop flooding in the burn

areas.

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 accepting appropriate donated materials

such as rock and straw bales.


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