Last summer as fire swallowed dozens of homes in a wide swath across southern Montana, Billings Red Cross volunteer Jill Washburn spent 91 days in the field.
It was a chance to shake hands with the Lorax.
The Billings Food Bank played host to a competition by local teams to create art made from cans at the local facility in Billings on Saturday, April 9, 2011.
Debt, layoffs and discouraged volunteers made the past decade a difficult one for the American Red Cross of Montana.
Jill Washburn is the Red Cross' disaster chair for Yellowstone County. Though the agency doesn't have a physical office here, volunteers are prepared to respond to emergencies within hours of their occurrence.