Press Release: Red Cross Aid Ongoing in Montana’s Flood-Affected Counties

Red Cross Aid Ongoing in Montana’s Flood-Affected Counties

Bozeman, MONTANA June 16, 2011 – Relief supplies continue to be delivered throughout Montana by the American Red Cross.

On Thursday, the Red Cross will be in Lewis and Clark County to make door-to-door deliveries of clean-up kits to families. A total of 500 kits were assembled in Bozeman Wednesday by members of Boy Scout Troop 614 and the Big Sky Youth Center.

The groups worked in concert with area health and safety instructors and chapter employees to ensure a surplus of kits would be ready for remote delivery in areas from Lewis and Clark to Cascade County, Thursday morning.

To date, 650 clean-up kits have been distributed statewide.

Outreach teams consisting of mental health and health services volunteers continue to serve affected areas, studying needs and providing additional recovery resources.

Sheltering and feeding continue at Crow Agency to ensure families unable to return to homes have a safe place to stay. Tuesday night, the Crow Multipurpose Center showed an overnight shelter population of 45.

On Wednesday, the Red Cross served 319 meals at Crow Agency, and since Saturday has served 240 meals at Harlem in Blaine County.

Volunteers continue arriving from across the U.S. to aid the operation. 125 volunteers and staff are helping in the relief efforts.

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