If you want to help the flood victims, there are several choices:
Billings Gazette Communications through its Today’s Deal program will match up to $2,500 in donations to flood relief through the American Red Cross of Montana. Donate through Today’s Deal at www.hopontodaysdeal.com or www.billingsgazette.com.
Janee Weber, owner of Alpha Overhead Door, is trying to organize volunteers to help with flood relief in Roundup through Montana Cares, a network she helped found after Hurricane Katrina. She has challenged several Billings construction companies and other businesses to pay a crew of their employees to work for a day as volunteers in Roundup. Weber envisions getting 20 to 50 volunteers a day, plus equipment. For more information, go to montanacaresnetwork.com or email Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteers must have a current tetanus shot or booster, and sign a liability release.
Schnitzer Steel Industries (formerly known locally as Golden Recycling) will match contributions of up to $10,000 to the Billings Food Bank for flood relief. Put “Steel Match” in the memo line of your check. Call the Billings Food Bank at 259-2856, mail payment to P.O. Box 1158, Billings, MT 59103, or make donations at 2112 Fourth Ave. N.
The American Red Cross of Montana is accepting financial contributions at 800-ARC-MONT (272-6668). Checks may be sent payable to Montana Red Cross, 1300 28th St. S., third floor, Great Falls, MT 59405.
The Billings Food Bank, at 2112 Fourth Ave. N., is taking donations on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Needed items include bottled water, pre-packaged snack foods, diapers, formula, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, canned food, paper towels, toilet paper, toothbrushes, clean clothing for kids and adults, blankets and linens, pet food and nonperishable human food items.
Billings Food Bank donations also can be dropped off at Rimrock Mall’s guest services kiosk. Those who donate at the mall, 300 S. 24th St. W., will receive “bounceback offers” to several mall stores.
Faith Chapel has joined with the Billings Food Bank and is accepting donations for flood victims. The church, 517 Shiloh Road, is open until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Items will be taken to the food bank.