We are currently dealing with a snow storm emergency on the Blackfeet Reservation. In the month of February alone we have accumulated over 70 inches of snow across the Nation along with 70 miles per-hour winds causing severe drifting. There are several Tribal members snowed in and unable to reach town because of the drifts. The Tribal government has issued a state of emergency.
We, BUMP, have responded to the state of emergency and asked Yellowstone Conference local UMCOR to help aid support in our response.
The support of UMCOR is helping by assisting the Blackfeet Nation with fire wood, food, and supplies to continue our aid, to help members of the Nation.
With the help of UMCOR we have set up an emergency shelter at our Methodist Annex Building for stranded travelers and Tribal members that need to be housed in town. We are also working closely with the Tribal government in assisting as we are able.
If you would like to help you can donate, we have a PayPal app set on our website and Facebook site. Or you may work through UMCOR of the Yellowstone Conference where an account has been set up to assist in the aiding the Blackfeet Nation during the state of emergency.
We would love for you to partner with us to fulfill the mission of personal and social holiness on the Blackfeet Nation. You can support this mission through prayer, by sowing a financial seed, and by sending a mission or ministry team to Blackfeet United Methodist parish. We are located in the northwest corner of Montana, minutes from Glacier National Park.