Several agencies and companies now are coordinating or offering specific relief efforts in the aftermath of the Cole Creek Fire last week, according to a news release from the Wyoming Chapter of the American Red Cross.

A long-term recovery committee is being formed with local citizens and nonprofit organizations to determine the needs of the community and how people can ask for help.

The committee will meet at the Evansville Community Center, 71 Curtis St., in Evansville at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. The meeting is open to the public.

These organizations are handling specific issues:

  • The Red Cross, 318 W. B St., is providing financial assistance and other resources including helping clients with medical issues such as replacing lost eyeglasses and dentures. For more information call (307) 237-8436.
  •  ServeWyoming is accepting and coordinating financial decisions. The nonprofit organization states it "promotes collaborative efforts among private, nonprofit and governmental organizations that advance community service, volunteer programs and activities in each Wyoming community."
  • Joshua's Storehouse, 334 S. Wolcott St., offers food assistance. For more information, call 265-0242.
  • Rescued Treasures, 330 N. Durbin St., offers clothing and household items. For more information, call 577-7793.
  • Wyoming Cares and Corab Services are offering oil field trailers to those whose houses were destroyed. The trailers are two- and three-bedroom units and are completely furnished with linens and dishes. The trailers can be parked at the KOA campground at 1101 Prairie Lane, Bar Nunn, for a low cost as long as they are needed. Those who want to take advantage of this offer will need a voucher from the Red Cross.
  • Henderson Drilling has offered free labor and inspection of water wells.
  • The University of Wyoming Extension office, 2011 Fairgrounds Road, will conduct a post-fire landscaping symposium, at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. For more information, call (307)-235-9400.