Local Effort Underway to Help Montana Fire Victims
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 26, 2017
A local effort is underway to help those affected by fires in central Montana.
Cody resident Kim Wilson and her husband Mike are putting together a trailer full of supplies to take up to the victims of the Lodgepole Complex fire west of Jordan, Montana. The fire began last Wednesday and has already consumed 270,000 acres. Although the containment level has increased to 36%, 16 homes have been destroyed so far, along with a large amount of haystacks and fencing materials.
Wilson says she grew up in the area of the fire, and feels a connection to the people there. She says she felt a need to do something to help, so she put a post on social media asking for donations to help the families who are losing their way of life because of the fire.
Items that are being called for by firefighters battling the Lodgepole Complex blaze include fresh fruit and packaged snacks; paper products such as paper towels, toilet paper and hand wipes; toiletries and clothing items such as socks and gloves. Double A batteries are also in short supply.
Anyone wishing to donate can drop off items at 3108 E Avenue in Cody. Wilson says she and her husband are planning to take the trailer up to fire victims on Friday.