SW Montana Flood Relief Fund - Serving Park County

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To assist with flood relief efforts in Park County, and other areas of Southwest Montana impacted by flooding.

You can text Flood22 to 41444 
You can also send a check to:
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Greater Gallatin United Way"
945 Technology Boulevard                                                                     
Bozeman, MT 59718
Please put "SWMT Flood Relief Fund" in the memo     

 


 

To apply to request funds from the SWMT Flood Relief Fund:

Communities in Park County and other areas of SW MT experienced severe flooding this past Spring. In response, Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) and the Park County Community Foundation (PCCF) launched the SW MT Flood Relief Fund in the hours following the flood.

Launched in June 2022, the SW MT Flood Relief Fund has provided more than $1.5 million to over 400 individuals, businesses, and nonprofits impacted by the flooding of the Yellowstone River and its tributaries.

These round 1 funds went to urgent, critical needs like evacuation costs, food replacement, income stability, water, medicine and other needs. 

Starting October 1st, 2022 the SW MT Flood Relief Fund has transitioned to a 2nd phase of funding to address the unique needs of each community in Park County following the flood.

Phase II Priority Areas:

  • Economic Relief to North Yellowstone Communities- The SW MT Flood Relief Fund has partnered with the Yellowstone Community Fund to provide critical funding to help the communities surrounding Gardiner, Cooke City, Silver Gate, and Mammoth, WY. For more information and to apply visit: Yellowstone Community Fund

 

  • Nonprofit Relief and Resiliency Grants- Local nonprofits will continue to play a critical role in the long-term relief and resiliency of Park County communities for years to come. Nonprofits serving those impacted by the flood are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply, click: Here

 

  • Severe Flood Damage- Many in Park County experienced physical damage to their home, business, or nonprofits from rising water. Case managers are working with previous applicants to identify increased needs. Currently, the fund is not accepting new applications for direct flood damage.

 

For questions about the SW MT Flood Relief Fund: Call 406-587-2194 or Email disaster-relief@greatergallatinuntitedway.org

Resources

Food:

Livingston Food Resource Center- www.livingstonfrc.org, (406) 222-5335

Gardiner Food Pantry- www.mfbn.org/resource/gardiner-food-pantry, (307) 250-5853

Mt. Republic Chapel of Peace (Cooke City/Silver Gate)- https://mtrepublicchapel.org, (406) 838-2397

Housing:

HRDC- www.thehrdc.org, (406) 333-2537

Utilities (Electric, Gas, Wood):

HRDC- www.thehrdc.org, (406) 333-2537

Volunteer Help:

Park County Environmental Council: www.pcecmt.org, (406) 222-0723

Transportation:

Angel Line- (406) 222-4668

Windrider Transit- (406) 922-5683

Childcare/Youth Activities:

Child Care Connections- www.cccmontana.org, (406) 587-7786

Employment:

HRDC- www.thehrdc.org, (406) 333-2537

Mental Health:

2-1-1 Montana- www.montana211.org, 211 or (406) 586-3333

Livewell 49- www.livewell49.org, (406) 823-6604

 

 

Total Raised and Pledged: $2,731,359

(As of 10/04/2022, 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."


 

Throughout the life of this fund, allocation decisions were made carefully and thoughtfully. GGUW and PCCF’s priority was to make the application process simple, humanizing and organized. Case managers thoroughly look over each application and make recommendations based on the damage incurred. Funding recommendation amounts and eligibility requirements were decided by a Donation Steering Group.

SW Montana Flood Relief Donation Steering Group:

  • Gavin Clark, Executive Director, Park County Community Foundation
  • Kim Hall, President/CEO, Greater Gallatin United Way 
  • George Haddenhorst, interim President/CEO, Greater Gallatin United Way
  • Megan Castle, Greater Gallatin United Way
  • Seabring Davis, Livingston
  • Jim Halfpenny, Gardiner
  • Samantha Pierce, Livingston
  • Donna Rowland, Cooke City
  • Victoria Schilling, Shields Valley
  • Tom Shellenberg, Livingston
  • Tim Stevens, Livingston

State of Montana Resources

 

If your tourism-related business needs assistance, click here.

If you have lost your job due to the flooding, click here.

Click here to see the State of Montana Resources for Flooding Recovery.