Money Available to Victims of Wright Tornado
Laramie, Wy – A fund for victims of last summer's
tornado in Wright has grown to more than 400-thousand dollars.
Donations poured into town coffers following the August disaster that damaged about a third of the town's homes and killed two people.
Town officials formed the Wright Community Disaster Relief committee to disburse the donated money. About a third of money has been distributed so far.
In all, 80 people have been helped, with 30 more applications partially processed.
The money has been used to buy appliances, offer utility credits and pay for insurance deductibles as well as other things.
Because there is no deadline on applying for a share of the money, officials don't yet have a final count on how much they'll disperse and to how many people.