Montana (March 16, 2018) – The Salvation Army Emergency Services was contacted by Montana’s Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (MTVOAD) to provide assistance following heavy snowfalls that greatly impacted the tribal regions of Montana. Food, warming supplies and hay for livestock were identified as items of urgent need. In partnership with the Montana Department of Agriculture, The Salvation Army contributed $5,000.00 in emergency assistance for the procurement and distribution of hay. Two Truckloads of hay were delivered on Friday, March 9th, 2018 to the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Nation.
The Brand Inspector confirmed that delivery went smoothly and 100% of the bales were distributed to feed livestock. “Services we provide following a disaster are as unique as the communities we serve in. We remain grateful for the ability to help those in need during their most vulnerable time”, shared Lt. Col. Daniel Starrett, Divisional Commander of Intermountain Division.
Over the entire month of February, Montana was hit with significant snowstorms creating snowdrifts as high as seven feet across the reservation making it inaccessible. The Salvation Army is in contact with MTVOAD and remains on standby to assist with recovery efforts. Our team will also follow-up with the affected reservations and offer support with future planning of mitigation initiatives to prevent similar situations.
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