Flood Updates for Yellowstone & Montana, How to Donate

Flood Updates for Yellowstone & Montana, How to Donate

Written by on June 14, 2022

The flooding in Yellowstone and southwest Montana continues to wash away houses, bridges, and roads. According to the National Park Service, “All inbound traffic through all entrances is closed at this time due to extremely hazardous conditions from unprecedented amounts of rainfall. Roads in the northern portion of the park are also closed due to heavy flooding and rockslides.”
The Park County Sheriff’s Office of Montana issued this statement, “Highway 89S is still closed at MM 51. The road is not passable, but we are working to make repairs to get the road open as soon as possible. We have many assessments to do today and I will update as much as possible.”
For those wondering how they can help, here are a few options:

1. Donate to Carbon County Disaster Relief Fund – The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation

2. Mark Musser of Cody, Wyoming shared this information on Facebook: “Tomorrow we will have our trailer downtown Cody, at our office (Old Post Office Building on 13th Street) and will be filling it with donations to take to Red Lodge MT. Let’s help out our neighbors to the north. Come by tomorrow to drop off. From the Red Cross in Red Lodge: They need non-perishables, blankets, pillows, and toilet paper.”

3. There’s also a GoFundMe page where people can donate as well.

4. Folks can support Yellowstone National Park by making a donation directly to the National Park Service via donation boxes at visitor centers or by mailing a check to Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, Attn. Finance Office, PO Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190. Donations collected are used for exhibits, educational programs, or other park projects.

Courtesy of Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce

Further, the Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce shared a message from Guynema Terry who states, “We’ve had people come up here to get water and (while we still had power )do their laundry. I love this town more than I could possibly tell you. It’s a one of a kind town with a community Like none you’ve ever seen! And as Molly Brown once said, ‘we ain’t down yet.'”

Park County, Montana contact information:

Non-emergency questions: 406-222-4131.

If you would like to volunteer, call 211.

Receive real-time emergency alerts on your phone. Text your zip code to 888777 to sign up through Nixle.

An emergency shelter has been activated at Hope Lutheran Church at 2152 Graf Street in Bozeman. Call the American Red Cross at 1-800-272-6668.

Yellowstone contact information:

To receive Yellowstone road alerts, text “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).

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