Most people don't know a lot about Wyoming, we are just some place out west to many people. Oh sure people know that Wyoming is were the Teton's are and most of Yellowstone national park is here, but they don't know the people that make this place such a great state. We have more Pronghorn Antelope than we have people living in our state. The total population of Wyoming lingers around 500,000 people and we are like the 10 largest state in land mass, which means you can always find a place to be alone when you need it. We live in a land that is forgien to most outsiders, we just do things a little different here. I know that if I break down on the highway someone will pull over and lend a hand. I still feel safe leaving my doors unlocked in my home and my car. We still visit with our neighbors, and talk to strangers when we are standing in the check out lines at the store. We have managed to keep most of our small town values, because we don't have to deal with the crime the rest of the country sees. Oh we have our problems with kids shooting out windows with BB guns, and we have horrible problems with drugs, but we don't see a lot of murders, and we can walk from one side of town to the other at midnight and the only people that stop are the ones asking if we need a ride. We take pride in being Americans, and we are just as will to help the rest of this great country as we are to help our neighbors, and I think this article really proves that.
Over 1 million dollars has been raised from our little podunk state already to go to the Red Cross to go to the Gulf Coast. I know it doesn't seem like that much really to all the places that support a larger population, but it is over $2.00 per person that lives in our state, and the donations are still coming in. It makes me glad to know that we are doing what we can to help.