First Interstate Bank has initiated a collection effort to help wildfire victims start to re-build their lives after their homes and communities were devastated by a complex of fires in southern Montana. Bank president, Mark Kinner, has offered up the lobby at both of his bank locations to serve as a collection point for donations.
Items in high demand include gently used bedding and towels, personal hygiene supplies, baby formula and diapers. Clothes are no longer needed. Kinner said items don't have to be brand new, but they should be in reasonable condition. condition.
Items will be collected until Friday and then be taken to the Boys and Girls Club in Lame Deer Montana, which has been one of the key organizations to spearhead humanitarian efforts related to the fires.
First Interstate Bank has two locations in Sheridan; one on Coffeen Avenue and one on Main Street. Donations are accepted through Thursday during their regular business hours, which are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.