Today’s post is a little different from what I usually share with you all. However, it is very important and I wanted to spread awareness. As you know, Hurricane Harvey in Texas and blazing wildfires in Montana are working hard to destroy so many homes, lives, and hope. As we continue to pray for Texas, I wanted to dedicate a post to the people of Montana who are losing hope quickly. Keep reading below for details in supporting relief efforts for Montana so that we can soon put out these tragic wild fires.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller
If you have been stuck under a rock for the past few months, tragedy has struck both Texas and Montana. With over one hundred thousand Texan homes destroyed during Hurricane Harvey and over nine hundred miles burned in Montana as of August, it is time to step up and do our part to help rebuild both communities.Both of these natural disasters are devastating and we need to continue to pray for healing for the people who have lost so much during this time.
I can say first hand that the fires in Montana have caused a lot of damage. Over half a million acres have burned across the last best place in Montana. People of Montana are experiencing the loss of their homes, land, cattle/livestock, and sadly, three brave fire fighters. Being from Montana, it breaks my heart to no longer see the once glorious mountain ranges. We are breathing in smoke everyday. Smoke is covering the sky so match that you can barely see the sun peak through. With no rain in sight, Montana has a daunting road ahead.
It’s time to come together and support our community. I have rounded up multiple donation sites where you can donate to aid in putting the fires out. If you don’t already know, Montana is completely out of funds. We have already spent the entire wild fire relief budget of thirty two millions dollars. Montana is on fire for lack of better words and we need YOUR help.
MT Wildfire Relief: This is a great site as it tells you exactly what is needed (not just money) to assist Montanans.
406 Family Aid Foundation: You can donate funds to families who are experiencing hardship through losing their homes and have fallen ill due to the wildfires and environment.
Donate Hay For Ranchers: Unfortunately, ranchers are losing their ranches to these fires. That means they are losing their income. These ranchers supply our food. This is a great way to give back to them.
United Way Of Missoula County: If you wish to donate to relief for two of the largest fires, Seeley Lake/Rice Ridge or Lolo Peak fires, this is a great donation site for that.
This is a record breaking fire season for Montana with no end in the near future. It has been an extremely dry summer. I honestly don’t remember the last time it significantly rained. It had to be in June. This beautiful land is being ravished by flames and those flames are taking wildlife, countless acres, and breathtaking landscapes with it.
All we can do now is give back and pray, pray, and pray some more for a lot of rain and possibly snow. We need to stay positive and stick together. Montana will overcome this devastation.
If you have any questions regarding relief efforts or the listed donation sites above, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Thank you for your continued support.