Pinedale, WY, Thursday, September 27, 2018–The American Red Cross of Wyoming has been actively supporting the needs of the local community and those people affected by the Roosevelt Fire. An evacuation center is open at the LDS Church, 221 North St., Pinedale, WY. People evacuated due to the Roosevelt Fire can get Red Cross support between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM.
Updated information about the Red Cross response and services that are available can be found on our blog at http://cowyredcrossblog.org/red-cross-support-for-roosevelt-fire/. So far, the Red Cross has provided direct support for 11 people directly impacted by the fire.
"We know it has been challenging for people in western Wyoming due to the Roosevelt Fire," said Cindi Shank, Disaster Program Manager for the Red Cross of Wyoming. Cindi and her team are working on action plans that will determine additional Red Cross response. "We contacted the Wyoming VOAD, Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, in an effort to shore up resources from the community and we will be reaching out to other organizations."
How can you get help?
Red Cross support is available at the evacuation center in Pinedale from 9AM to 4 PM. Red Cross disaster responders are on hand to provide direct support as well as emotional support.
How can you help?
The best way to help the Red Cross help the people affected by the Roosevelt Fire is with a financial donation to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. On average $.91 of every dollar is spent on humanitarian services to help people impacted by disasters like the Roosevelt Fire.
In Kind Donations are not the best way to help at this time. Donations of used clothing and other items often get in the way of other disaster relief efforts. The Red Cross is working within the community to find an organization willing to take on the task of collecting and distributing donated items. Please do not bring in kind donations to the evacuation center.