Lusk, WY, Tuesday, 8 a.m., June 16, 2015 – The American Red Cross continues to provide support for the people affected by the disastrous flash flood that occurred June 4, 2015.
The community feeding effort will end with the evening meal Friday, June 19, 2015. Red Cross has supported the community feeding effort which has served nearly 2000 meals. Community volunteers and faith based organizations have been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for those affected by the flash flood disaster.
Red Cross recovery assistance will continue this week. People in need of assistance should call the County Extension office at 307-334-3534. Red Cross case workers have opened 65 cases for Red Cross support which includes support for 165 individuals.
The Southern Baptist Laundry Trailer will arrive in Lusk and will be available to provide laundry services in the community beginning Thursday, June 18, 2015. The trailer will be located behind Crossroads Ministries located at 904 S. Main St. in Lusk. Hours of operation and specific list of washable items will be published at a later date.
The Emergency Distribution Center, operated by the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh Day Adventists will be open on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. People can pick up new and used items at the Masonic Temple, 505 W. Third St. Lusk, WY. Center will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m..
The Red Cross will be reducing its operational foot print in Niobrara County as we begin to turn the recovery effort over to Niobrara County and local communities. Red Cross Community Partners team will work closely with the Niobrara Recovery Committee to ensure a smooth transition and to support long term recovery efforts. Even though the physical presents of the Red Cross will be less noticeable the support from the Red Cross will continue in Niobrara County.
Many businesses, organizations and individuals have stepped up to support the disaster response. The Red Cross is grateful to all its partners for their contribution to this response. Cloud Peak Energy has graciously donated a $5,000 gift to the Red Cross of Wyoming in support of the work we do, like our work in Lusk and Buffalo. Cloud Peak Energy Inc. is headquartered in Wyoming and is one of the largest and safest coal producers in the nation. Admiral Beverage Corporation donated two semi-trucks of water early in the flood response in Niobrara County valued over $20,000. Admiral Beverage and affiliated companies have been quenching the thirst of the Pepsi generation for over 50 years.