The Montana Wildfire Relief Fund has now raised almost $300,000.

As of Thursday, the fund had received 44 new donations representing $5,843.51. The grand total stands at 986 donations and $283,196.75. This amount represents all the matches being met, including the latest $5,000 match from the Alice Lee Lund Charitable Trust.

In addition, $50,000 has been donated by the Montana Television Network Cordillera Communications, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch and Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has donated $50,000, American Bank donated $10,000 and PureWest Christies Bozeman chipped in another $10,000.

Every donation – no matter how small it may seem – can help make a difference, and demonstrates that people across Montana and beyond care about the Treasure State and the people who make it special.

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More than 4,000 firefighters have been involved in the battle against the fires this season; two of them lost their lives fighting fires in western Montana. An estimated 1,295,959 acres have burned this year across Montana (as of September 20).

GIVE BY MAIL: Mail your check payable to the Montana Community Foundation, PO Box 1145, Helena, MT 59624-1145. Write “Montana Fire Relief Fund” in the memo line.

GIVE ONLINE: Click here

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