#Activate10: Donations sought for Riverton family who lost home in Thursday morning fire

“Our community is large and wildly diverse, which is at the same time our strength and our weakness. #Activate10 is a movement seeking to increase communication between individuals and organizations across Fremont County and to promote positive action in our communities.”

(Riverton, WY) – An early morning house fire on the corner of 16th Street and Mary Anne Drive today, June 10th, consumed all of a Riverton family’s belongings. Two monetary donation accounts, as well as a clothing and hygiene product collection site, have been organized by their friends and family.

Clayton Hanger and Ashlee Cox along and their two children, Mia and Asher, awoke to their home engulfed in flames, according to family member Kourtney Hanger. The four quickly exited with only the clothes on their backs.

“This devastating house fire caused a complete loss,” shared Kourtney. “We are grateful that they all made it out safely, however, they are in need of help from our community. Ashley and Clayton are lifelong residents of Riverton, they work in our community and their children are involved in youth sports and attend school locally. Ashley and Clayton are always volunteering with youth activities and events put on in the community.”

h/t Kourtney Hanger

Clothing and hygiene product donations are being accepted at Central Bank & Trust in both Riverton and Lander, along with monetary donations in the name of “Clayton Hanger Benefit Fund House Fire” at Central Bank & Trust.

A GoFundMe account has also been set up for online donations. Click here to donate online.

Clothing info:

  • Ashlee wears a size 2-4 pants/shorts, small to medium shirt, and shoe size 7-8.
  • Clayton has a 29 waist and 30-ish length in pants, small and medium shirts, and shoe size 9.
  • Mia wears a 6-6x in little girls’ clothes, and size 13 in little kid shoes.
  • Asher wears a 6-6x in little boys’ clothes, and size 1 in big kid shoes.

“Victims of fires face tremendous emotional stress and financial costs,” their friends shared on the GoFundMe page. “We are hoping we can help alleviate some of the stress that they will face as they begin to rebuild. Every single donation helps. Anyone that knows this family knows just how caring, thoughtful, and giving they are.”

Their three family pets are also missing – Pelli is a caramel brown Yorki, Mendo is an extra fluffy black cat and Kitty is a shorthaired pregnant black cat.

If anyone in the area of 16th Street and Mary Anne Drive sees their pets, please call (307) 851-0895 or (307) 840-2312.

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