To apply to request funds from the SWMT Flood Relief Fund:
Communities in Park County are experiencing severe flooding; homes in Madison County and other areas in Southwest Montana, have also been impacted. In response, Greater Gallatin United Way and Park County Community Foundation have launched the SW MT Flood Relief Fund- Supporting Park and Madison Counties. Southwest Montana COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) has activated a disaster response fund. Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) is the official fiscal sponsor to support fundraising efforts to respond to flood-relief needs in Park County, Madison, Gallatin, and Meagher Counties. Park County Community Foundation is an active partner alongside GGUW in responding to community needs in Park County.
Due to evacuations from homes, flooding, power outages, and water contamination, financial donations are expected for the following immediate and long-term needs:
- Immediate needs for personal care and well-being (temporary shelter, food, water, medicine, clothing, etc.)
- Food replacement (fridges and freezers that lost power)
- Supplemental income
- Vehicle damage or loss
- Home repairs, mitigation of flood damage, and cleanup
- Other flood-response needs yet to be identified
Total Raised and Pledged: $2,731,359
(As of 9/8/2022, 12:00 pm)
In the first 24 hours, the fund received over $350,000 in initial seed funding thanks to the generosity of Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Deborah Erdman, Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with Montana Rail Link, Willow Creek Ranch, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, and others.
To view a list of donors, please CLICK HERE.
- We are NOT collecting material goods. We are in need of financial donations to help those impacted by the flood.
- Greater Gallatin United Way serves Gallatin, Madison, Meagher, and Park Counties.
- GGUW will retain 5% for administrative fees. PCCF has waived all admin fees.
Businesses wishing to host third-party fundraisers for the SWMT Flood Relief Fund, please review these guidelines.
We appreciate your efforts on our behalf.
Montanans recovering from June’s severe flooding event will continue to have access to resources even though FEMA’s application eligibility period has ended.
The State of Montana continues to provide valuable resources to survivors at floodrecovery.mt.gov. This page is devoted to state resources currently available to survivors and will be where future endeavors are announced. Montanans can use that website to access information about disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers, access unemployment resources, and see updates on additional efforts to help disaster survivors. Montana Disaster & Emergency Services also provides flood recovery resources and information about creating a disaster resilient Montana on their website at des.mt.gov.
Read complete FEMA press release here.
Click here for FEMA publication "What to Expect After Applying for FEMA Disaster Assistance."