When Cloud Peak Energy / Spring Creek Coal put out the call that they would like to bring relief supplies to those affected by flooding on the Crow Reservation, little did they realize how Sheridan County steps up.
Bob Green is with the Gillette corporate office for Cloud Peak Energy, and his SUV was filled to the brim when he left the Visitor Information Center Friday morning. He was astounded, actually.
Realizing that he and one other person who'd already headed to Billings Friday morning with a full vehicle wouldn't be enough, Sheridan Media and the Sheridan County Chamber issued a message that more vehicles would be needed. Cost Plus Furniture and Appliance came to the rescue, providing one of their delivery trucks to transport all the other supplies.
The community donated cases of bottled water, blankets, clothing and sundries.
Another opportunity to provide relief supplies is by filling the two school buses in the Bethesda Worship Center's parking lot on Big Horn Avenue. Their goal is to fill both buses, and they're well on their way. They plan to collect items until Sunday morning, with hopes to take the supplies up to Montana Sunday afternoon.