The Montana 100 Society is a select group of corporate and individual donors who support the American Red Cross of Montana’s lifesaving programs and services with contributions of $5,000 or more per year.
Montana Red Cross created the new initiative in 2011 with 15 founding members. “Our goal is to reach the 100-member mark by 2015,” says Rod Kopp, CEO. “Our donors are our partners in providing help and hope to Montanans impacted by disaster. Their continued financial support makes it possible for us to provide critical services to Montanans in times of crisis.”
Wells Fargo will lead the Montana 100 Society’s campaign in 2014, to help encourage other corporations and individuals to make significant donations in support of Montana Red Cross’s missions.
“Wells Fargo was a founding member of the Montana 100 Society, and we’re proud to continue that support today,” said Shannon Hoiland, Business Banking manager and market president for Wells Fargo in Great Falls. “At Wells Fargo, we know we’re only as strong as the communities we serve. The investment we are making helps ensure that our Montana communities will be prepared for and supported during emergencies.”
The American Red Cross chapters of Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska were recently chosen as NorthWestern Energy’s 2014 Community Works volunteer partner.
In addition to sharing a $25,000 corporate donation, the three Red Cross chapters may receive additional donations totaling $25,000 over the next year through various employee fundraising events, tournaments and other activities. All funds raised support disaster relief and preparedness in NorthWestern Energy’s areas of operation.
We are very grateful for this generous donation from the Great Falls and Billings store locations,” says Diane Wright, Executive Director of Montana Red Cross. “Our regional business community is increasingly aware of the need to actively prepare for and respond to disasters. They understand that supporting their local Red Cross chapters is one of the most effective ways to accomplish that.
The generous gift from Scheels allows the Red Cross to provide critical services to Montanans when they need us most.