As Montana has experienced record influxes into mainstream freestone river fishing, we talked more about the aid program Josh Mills is running and what donations people can contribute to supporting this cause. Mills has organized aid programs as well as fundraising for past disasters such as the Oregon wildfires, the Australian wildfires, and has contributed to programs such as the Wild Steelhead Coalition. This is a great program to raise money for people involved in floods using the hashtag #flightflood relief
How can you support and unite #flightflood relief?
- Determine your offer (be it a dozen of your favorite hand-tied flies, gift cards, guided tours, or cash donations in support of flood relief)
- Cut the auction on YOUR Instagram page
- Tell us yours “why” you are supporting this cause
- Put one opening offer
- place completion date / maximum 7 days from the moment you start
- Mention your charity in the post (Help Guide Program click here, more donation links below)
- Rejoice and invite others to use #flightflood relief
Where can you send your donation?
You can personally submit your donation to the Guide Relief Program, or other donations with the links provided below. The Relief Guide program was established during the COVID-19 global crisis to support fishing guides, both flying and conventional, by providing critical information and resources on unemployment, grants and loans, and financial relief. In doing so, the Help Program Guide realized that there was no social security network for guides. The Relief Guide program will continue to work to ensure a better future for fishing guides across the country, supporting them in and out of the water. While the Relief Guide Program helps with financial support, the program also specializes in immediate mental health and well-being support.
You can donate to the Relief Guide Program by clicking here. Or, if you prefer to send cash or a check to the Help Guide Program, you can mail it to:
Guide Relief Program, PO Box 6535 Bozeman, MT 59771
Other donation services
- Lodge Red Zone Community Foundation
- Flood Relief Fund in Southwest Montana
- Montana Red Cross
** These donations are tax deductible **
Active on-site auctions with #fliesforfloodrelief
“For all the communities affected by the recent floods, our thoughts are with you. “As we move forward, there will be short-term and long-term opportunities to help our neighbors in Montana,” said Diane Bristol of Simms. “Over the coming weeks, Simms will work towards finding the most effective ways to ensure that support has a clear path for the people who need it most.”
This story is evolving and will be updated with the release of the news.