Clean-up and community outreach is never-ceasing in Carbon County since the flooding that swept away homes, roads, and precious Montana property. Our neighbors deserve all the help they can get, and while multiple relief efforts are still underway, Carbon County Republican Central Committee is fundraising for even more relief for the victims.

Saturday, July 2 a dessert and wine fundraiser at Beartooth Elks Lodge in Red Lodge 12:30-3:30 p.m. is open to the public and will host a live and silent auction for big prizes. Thousands of dollars worth of items will be heading home with you who bid.

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Montana Fence donated a $1,500 gift certificate, there will be tools, gravel, a three-night condo stay in Big Sky, and elk hunting and horseback riding trips. Lisa Bennett, Volunteer Fundraiser with the CCRCC, also said in an email on July 1 that if the elk hunt is bid high enough, there may be multiple auctioned off.

If you're not looking to place a bid, still come around for lunch, "nibblers", and a cash bar. Food is included in the $50 ticket.

Credit: Carbon County republican Central Committee
Credit: Carbon County republican Central Committee
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Bennett added:

We have a lot of people on our list, whose primary home was affected by the flooding.  Many do not have flood insurance and some are discovering their flood insurance doesn't want to pay.  If you are aware of anyone in need, please send me their contact information so we can add them to our list.  We are coordinating with the Community Foundation to make sure we are not duplicating our efforts on behalf of those in need.

Put it on your calendar and reach out to Bennett if you have more questions at lisa@lodgesandcabins.com or call 406-446-9823.

LOOK: Historic 2022 Flooding in Southern Montana Not Soon to Be Forgotten

Widespread flooding wiped out roads, bridges, buildings, and powerlines throughout riverside communities from Yellowstone National Park and Paradise Valley to Red Lodge. The Yellowstone River winding through Billings crested Tuesday, June 14, 2022. At 11:30 a.m. the National Weather Service in Billings reported the river rose above flood stage and was forecasted to hit 14.7 feet, nearly hitting the 15-foot record set in 1997.

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