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Lodgepole Fire Complex: Here's How you Can Help

7/31/2017 8:00:00 AM/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Weather, Today's Top 5, Wildfire

For those who are interested in helping, here is a running list of what is needed and where you can help or donate. Please contact the team leads before showing up with donations. This is one of the most important things you can do to help our neighbors in coordinating. We have so many generous neighbors and are trying to make the most out of the donations without overwhelming the locals!


·        Checks can be made to Garfield County Fire Foundation c/o Garfield County Bank PO Box 6, Jordan, MT  59337 (406-557-2201) or send to Circle c/o Redwater Valley Bank, PO Box 60, Circle, MT 59215 (406-485-4782). NOTE: Applications for Short term and long term funds can be made to Garfield County Fire Foundation and will be distributed by their board. Call the Garfield County Bank for more info.

*Stockman Bank is also accepting donations to the Garfield County Fire Foundation at ALL of their branches and is generously providing a match of up to $10,000 for all monies collected through their branches.

·     Cash donations for fencing, hay and grazing are accepted by Petroleum County Stockgrowers Relief Fund PO BOX 147 Winnett, MT 59087

·     Online donations can be made here.

·     Y Cross Feeds in Jordan is collecting donations.This money can be used by producers affected by the fire for anything they need: fencing supplies, feed, vaccine, etc. Any unused portions remaining by September 1, 2018 will be donated to the Garfield Volunteer Fire Department.  Call Larry at (406) 977-6228 for further details.



**Please have drop-offs occur between 9am and 5pm**

·        Jordan: VFW Hall 

·        Winnett: 221 W Main St. (Beth Hoverson)

Northern Ag Note: 

It is essential that you contact the team leads above before showing up to help or donate. 


Brown Ranch in Sand Springs, MT
Mary Brown Photo, Brown Ranch- Sand Springs, MT


16 comments on article "Lodgepole Fire Complex: Here's How you Can Help"


Ryan Howe

7/24/2017 1:57 PM

How can someone go volunteer to help the firefighters fight the fire?


Jo Dee Watson

7/24/2017 7:10 PM

Contact Anne Miller 406-853-3610


Sherry l Welty

7/29/2017 5:18 PM

I have a pickup and trailer is there a need for help hauling livetock? I am available to donate my time and rigs on the weekends


marshal clark

7/31/2017 5:07 PM

I have some questions about the land that has been damaged so far. if someone could contact me with a possible list or names of the ones who have had their property damaged by the fires so i can be in contact with the landowners so i can begin my documentary on the wildfires in america. thank you so much for your time.

Marshal Clark

U.S. ARMY Veteran



Larry R Rose

7/31/2017 5:51 PM

I would like to come help rebuild fence whenever you are ready...I am retired and not tied...Willing to help...Thanks


JoAnna Kotar

8/3/2017 9:21 AM

I have two trailer house frames, would make a great bridge deck, or cattle guards with a little work. They are 70' long. I would like to donate them someone in the fire area that could use them and benefit from them. They are located in Hysham, MT and would need to be hauled. I can be contacted at



8/3/2017 2:40 PM

I'm in va and would like to donate hay to help out where can I send orchard grass round bales


Jana Hance

8/7/2017 3:08 PM

ISO: Truckers in Western MT, willing to donate a load or two of hauling, or haul for fuel, to the Lodgepole Fire Area...I have loads from Anaconda to Winnefred and several letters of the alphabet between. I also have 2 loads in Riverton WY, some in Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri & Ohio. Email me if you are interested in hay hauling please:


Allysa Gonzales

8/31/2017 12:36 PM

How do you donate directly to the state fire fund so it can help multiple places? I've been wanting to start a donation page or gofund me that goes directly to the state fund.


Kassandra Wilcox

9/2/2017 9:56 AM

I am starting a fundraiser and want to know where the money can go. Anyone with info please email me at


Lana Matt

9/4/2017 10:16 AM

Does this include the whole state or just eastern side


Benjamin A Hohman

9/4/2017 8:30 PM

Are you looking for any trained volunteer fireman to help on on this terrible disaster please email me , I'm from Minnesota


Hank Brodal Frandsen

9/4/2017 10:23 PM

Is there something else but hay. That we can bail that will make good food for the cattle.

Living in the north corner of ND and don't think there is lots of spare hay.

But can maybe bail other stuff.

Is there anything that would make good food after the combine ??


Matthew Lange- Firefighter

9/5/2017 4:20 PM

How do I volunteer my services as a fireman! I too am also from MN interested in helping my brothers and communities as well


Beth burch

9/11/2017 6:57 AM

We have space for horses or small cattle herd that need evacuation. Located about 15 miles SW of Polson.


John J. Rudzianski Jr.

10/14/2017 7:20 PM

I am, a Certified Interior Firefighter! I also, Fight Brush Fires..... FF1 Certified!

How, or Who do I Contact to Volunteer to Assist the Fireman out West, Fight the Out of Control Fires?

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