A group of residents from Hoback Ranches who lost their homes to the Roosevelt Fire in September are working together to build sheds to tide them over until they can rebuild. Brad Eves is coordinating that effort and explains the victims need a shed to keep their only remaining belongings and gifts safe from the elements while they rebuild their homes. Some may even be able to use their shed as a temporary home while they rebuild theirs. To that end, he says, the project could use some local support. “We’re working on getting quotes from lumber yards to get rates,” says Eves. “We’re hoping to find people who are willing to donate anything we can come up with.” He says the group is looking to build twenty to thirty sheds each measuring 10 by 12 feet. A number of those sheds will be built by the shop classes at Jackson Hole, Pinedale and Big Piney High Schools. Eves says several raffles are being conducted to help raise funds for the lumber. Says Eves, “The Lions Club [is] selling tickets for us, and then Napa in Big Piney, Napa in Pinedale, and the VFW in Pinedale – they’re all selling tickets trying to raffle off rifles so we can generate funds to build sheds.” Eves says anyone who might be interested in helping out can contact him at 307-365-9377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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