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Busy wildfire season on the horizon; Red Cross says get ready now, volunteer

Volunteers needed to support families affected by continuous disasters

CHEYENNE, MAY 6, 2024 — Residents of Wyoming are facing an above-normal wildfire season as the climate crisis threatens to upend more communities. The best defense during an emergency is to be prepared and the American Red Cross of Wyoming advises everyone to get ready now.

“Today, the Red Cross is responding to more large disasters — almost twice as many — than we did a decade ago,” said Janet Lewis, executive director, American Red Cross of Wyoming. “This growing need for help means we need more volunteers trained and ready to support families facing their darkest moments. Plus, it’s critica...


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