The most effective way to help survivors following a natural disaster is with a financial gift to nonprofit organizations that have strong presence in affected communities. These organizations have already produced response plans for emergency situations such as these. They depend on our donations to provide immediate relief.
More so than donated goods, financial donations can be given quickly, are versatile, and remain helpful beyond the initial response by aiding in long-term recovery work. No matter how much you can give, every dollar goes a long way.
In fact, many nonprofits set up special disaster relief funds in response to natural disasters, so you can ensure that your designated gift is supporting the most urgent disaster.
We have complied a small list of some great organizations that are poised to help the communities affected by the recent floods in Montana:
Park County (includes Gardiner, Emigrant, Livingston, Paradise Valley, Silver Gate & Cooke City) - Park County Community Foundation/ Greater Gallatin United Way’s SW Montana Flood Relief Fund: SW Montana Flood Relief Fund : Flood Response : Programs & Impact : Park County Community Foundation (pccf-montana.org) donate online or text Flood22 to 41444
Carbon County (includes Red Lodge) - Red Lodge Area Community Foundation: Carbon County Disaster Relief Fund - The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation (rlacf.org)
Gardiner Food Pantry / Livingston Food Resource Center: Home : Livingston Food Resource Center (livingstonfrc.org)
Stafford Animal Shelter in Livingston, MT Donate or Make Payment – Stafford Animal Shelter