Somebody lost their pants in Big Sky. Fortunately, volunteers of the recent community clean-up were there to round them up.
Montana has weathered the COVID–19 storm well with regard to maintaining safety in healthcare facilities. The personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages plaguing facilities in other areas of the nation mean that some doctors and nurses have had to resort to using trash bags in an attempt to protect themselves and patients.
Kristin Drain allows for life to guide her to volunteer pursuits, whether the appeal from a friend for help, her mother’s medical diagnosis or the adoption of a fluffy golden retriever. Her volunteer efforts and work have made her a familiar face to many in the community.
American Legion Post 99 and the Sons of the American Legion have undertaken a tremendous effort to help area businesses and show appreciation to frontline workers.
Jack “Captain Jack” Hudspeth said with his legendary dry humor: “I had a brain wave.”
Just as poo hits the fan with COVID-19, Skiers and snowboarders across the country have a unique opportunity to assist a nationwide effort – donating ski goggles for medical personnel who have no personal protective equipment (PPE) for eye protection. Goggles for Docs is a new nonprofit organization.
Quarantine cooking classes are now an option in Big Sky. Big Sky Virtual Kitchen – a collaboration between Big Sky Community Organization, Hungry Moose Market and Deli and local culinary geniuses willing to share recipes is now up and running.
Gallatin County will soon have some extra – and capable – hands helping communities. Team Rubicon (TR) – a military veteran led volunteer organization – will be mobilizing in Gallatin County to help with core capabilities, food bank help and delivery.
Big Sky Resort has a team of kick-a– canines who are trained to rescue people who get in trouble on the mountain. Admired for their skill and bravery, they are even sponsored by Bridger Animal Nutrition, where photos of avalanche dogs are proudly displayed above the register.
“We live in Montana and we take care of each other. When times are worst, we see the best,” Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said in a recent press conference.
The Habitat for Humanity effort called Wilson View, which is under construction to help with the Big Sky School District teacher housing shortage is now in full swing after a challenging winter season.