Resources for Bridger Fire Relief

If you or someone you know has been impacted by the Bridger Foothills Fire, please have them complete this inquiry form.  Assistance will be available for homeowners, renters, caretakers, and those who farmed or lost jobs due to the fire.  You will be connected to assistance and other support you may need.

 

1.    Housing support


a.    American Red Cross for short-term emergency housing - call (800) 733-2767
b.    Gallatin County Fairgrounds

i. For RV hookups and livestock corrals, call 406-582-3270 

c.    HRDC for mid- and long term housing assistance

i. Contact Jenna Huey or call (406) 585-4856

ii. Visit the HRDC Housing Page 

 

2.    Vehicle Support / Maintenance

a.    Love, Inc 

b.    Greater Impact

d. Family Promise – click here to find out more about first and last month rent support

 

2.    Resources to stay informed

a.    Inciweb - Select Bridger Foothills Fire

b.    Southwest Montana Community Organizations Active in Disasters – SWMT COAD 

c.    Gallatin County Sheriff’s office Facebook Page

d.    Gallatin County Emergency Services - click here to visit the website

e.    Custer Gallatin National Forest Facebook Page

f.    The Bozeman Help Center 

i.    Dial 2-1-1 or 406-586-3333 for up-to-date information about resources available due to the fire.

 

3.    Food

a.    Gallatin Valley Food Bank 

i.    2 Bond St Bozeman, MT 59715
ii.    Website
iii.   Available for residents of Bridger Canyon:

drop off and STORE meat from freezers while evacuated. This meat cannot be given as a donation due to possible thaw.

Please label boxes of food with name, address, and phone number.  Boxes will be available if needed.  

Please no refrigerator items. If you know of anyone needing food assistance because of the Bridger Foothills Fire, email us

 

4.    Legal aid

a.    Disaster Legal Services may provide free legal help to low-income disaster survivors.

i. DLS can help with insurance claims, legal papers lost in the disaster, home repair contracts and contractors, problems with landlords, proof of homeownership and FEMA appeals.

ii. Learn more here or call 1-800-624-33-62 TTY 1-800-462-7585

 

5.    Health care

a.    Community Health Partners, 

(406)585-1360 or email Community Health Partners
 

b.    Bozeman Health website

 

6.    Mental health


a.    Call Western Montana Mental Health Center
 

b.    Call Bozeman Help Center or visit their website

 

7.    Volunteer opportunities

a.    Sign up to volunteer or ask for volunteers at VolunteerMT.org

 

8.    Donation Centers

a.    Financial

i. Greater Gallatin United Way and One Valley Community Foundation along with Southwest Montana COAD have set up the Bridger Foothills Fire Relief Fund. 

1.    TEXT BRIDGERS to 91999 to donate.
2.    Click here to donate online
3.    Or, write a check with Bridger Relief Fund in the memo to One Valley Community Foundation at

1627 W. Main St. Box 404,

Bozeman, MT 59715 or

Greater Gallatin United Way at

945 Technology Blvd., Ste. 101F,

Bozeman MT 59718.

b. Clothing

i. Sacks Thrift Store (those displaced by the fire are eligible for vouchers to use to purchase goods in the store)

ii. Love, Inc (all items are free to those in need)

c. Animal supplies

i. Murdoch’s is accepting donations at their Bozeman and Livingston locations on behalf of those affected by the fire

ii. Email Maria Holden to inquire

iii. Dee-o-Gee (pet food and discounts for those displaced)

iv. If you need hay for your livestock email Holly or Annabelle

d. Building supplies

i. The ReStore is offering:

i. 50% off for the next year (through September of 2021) for any of those who were DIRECTLY affected by the Bridger fire. With your referral, they will be able to come in during regular office hours (Tuesdays – Saturdays 9-4) and receive the unlimited 50% discount.

ii. If they choose to be more discreet, you can have them email where they can add a list of items they are in need of. Again, we are limiting this discount to those directly affected (loss of home, structures, etc).