How You Can Help The Sheep Herder Hill Fire Effort on Casper Mountain
In it's infancy, the Sheep Herder Fire on Casper Mountain is still growing. With wildfires blowing up all summer long in our region, it was only a matter of time before one hit our backyard. With hundreds of homes being evacuated, and multiple structures being burned down, there is a major need for assistance, but there are also set guidelines on how to help. Below is a list of things you can do to help the victims, fire-fighters, and other agencies that are currently battling the blaze.
The United States Fire Administration recommends everyone should have a comprehensive fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, residential sprinklers, and practicing a home fire escape plan. usfa.fema.gov
Visit the American Red Cross - Wyoming for information on how you can donate money and/or time. While not all of us have the extra income to make large donations, every little bit helps. Time is also an extremely valuable commodity, and they'll need lots of it in the days to come.
You can also hit up the Salvation Army. They will be looking for volunteers to load boxes, as well as donations for items such as water, blankets, food, etc.
While the folks at the Natrona County Emergency Management Administration are up to their eyeballs with phone calls and other important duties, they can always use help. They will be hard pressed to answer tons of phone calls, but their e-mail info is in the link.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has been called in to assist. The link takes you to their Fire Services page, and from there you can navigate through their site for all the info you need.
Watch Facebook. People are always posting on ways to help. Some info found this morning on my news feed:
We'll keep you posted on other ways you can help, as the needs become more clear. For now, follow along on our facebook and twitter pages, as well as this website.