On Friday the Montana Wildfire Relief Fund had received new 23 donations, representing $3,465.55.

The fund has now received 1,230 individual donations totaling $421,825.29 which includes an initial $50,000 match from the Montana Television Network and its parent company Cordillera Communications.

Over the weekend Leslie’s Hallmark in Great Falls said they will put out donation buckets. All donations will go to Montana Wildfire Relief Fund.

On Thursday an anonymous donation of $50,000 was received. Carl and Kay Carbon have matched $50,000 and the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund and Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation also matched $50,000.

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The Montana Shirt Co. contributed $25,000 to the fund. American Bank and PureWest Christies International Real Estate have contributed $10,000 apiece.

The Shopko Foundation and the Alice Lee Lund Charitable Trust have each donated $5,000.

Money raised will go to help those impacted by the wildfires of 2017.

The MTN Montana Wildfire Relief Fund is a partnership between the Montana Television Network and the Montana Community Foundation.

MTN includes KTVQ Billings, KBZK Bozeman, KXLF Butte, KRTV Great Falls, KBGF Great Falls, KTVH Helena, KXLH Helena, KAJ Kalispell and KPAX Missoula.

The grant application process is set to begin Oct. 9. Volunteer fire departments across Montana are encouraged to apply. The Montana Community Foundation is also working with smaller community foundations around the state to assess need.

GIVE BY MAIL: Make your check payable to the Montana Community Foundation and write “Montana Wildfire Relief Fund” in the memo line.

Mail to: MTN Wildfire Relief Fund, Montana Community Foundation, PO Box 1145, Helena, MT 59624-1145.

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