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East Fork Fire foundation prepares to distribute $30K


January 22, 2018

A nonprofit foundation established to help people who were impacted by the East Fork Fire plans to start distributing in two months approximately $30,000 in donated money.

The Hill-Blaine County Fire Foundation was started as a response to public skepticism to government, said Arleeen Rice, the foundation’s president.

The foundation’s predecessor was an account opened by the Hill County commissioners through Independence Bank while the fire still raged last fall. It was one of the many options for people to give, and, typical of Montanans, they gave without abandon, she said.


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