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Governor Thanks Those That Help with Fire Relief Efforts

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State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437

July 26, 2012


Renny MacKay
Communications Director

Governor Thanks Those That Help with Fire Relief Efforts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – This evening, Encana, Suncor and TransCanada are all making contributions to non-profit organizations in Wyoming that provide disaster relief, including for wildfires. Governor Matt Mead will accept the donations at a reception he is co-hosting with the Acting Canadian Consul General, Ladan Amirazizi.

“I appreciate these partners stepping forward when the people in Wyoming are dealing with evacuations and the impacts of wildfire,” Governor Mead said. “This is an example of neighbors helping neighbors.”

Governor Mead said many Wyoming residents and businesses are providing critical support during the wildfire season. So far this year there have been over 15 large fires that have burned forests and grasslands in Wyoming. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes. Houses, cabins and other structures have been destroyed and ranchers and sheep producers have lost pasture lands.

“The fires this summer have had a direct impact on hundreds of people, destroying property and causing financial difficulties. My thoughts and prayers are with those that have suffered and my thanks go to all of the people who are fighting fires,” Governor Mead said. “We have seen friends and families joining the fight to protect homes and property. We have seen entire towns rally together to help families in need. These acts reflect the true character of Wyoming.”