The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) in Billings, Montana, is helping to support flood relief for victims in Carbon County and surrounding areas.

The press release from GSMW says their headquarters is functioning as a drop-off center for donations Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Generous Montanans have donated food and other supplies for flood victims. But volunteers of Clark’s Valley of Yellowstone Flood Relief Command Center say other items are needed right now. Items like large fans, wheelbarrows, shop vacs, pet food, and shovels are being prioritized but any items donated are welcome.

Brittany Dimitryev is the Director of Membership and Program for GSMW. She is also a Carbon County resident and alumni of Fromberg High School, one of the towns impacted by the flood. Dimitryev is proud of these smaller communities that have come together to reach a common goal and shows how much strength and resilience there is in these communities. 

“The overall support received by those of neighboring communities and around the state has been amazing. Girl Scout troops from as far as Missoula and Bozeman have reached out to see how they can help these communities and their sister Girl Scouts within,” Dimitryev said.

Tanya Hansen is one volunteer with the Flood Relief Command Center. She says they are serving three meals a day to roughly 200 people. The center is currently looking for volunteers to assist in preparing and handing out food to the people they serve. GSMW is helping to coordinate volunteers for the center.

Reach out to customercare@gsmw.org if interested in volunteering at the command center or for any questions about the donation drop-off.