Recently, one of my former high-school teachers posted a link on her facebook page about a ranching couple in Ryegate, MT who not only have their farm land under flood waters, but also lost over 200 head of cattle in a freak storm. As it turns out, this ranching family is her sister and brother in law. As I read the story about the cows being spooked by a hail storm and subsequently running to their death over a cliff of rimrocks, my heart and stomach both ached. I immediately wanted to help out knowing cattle are rarely, if ever, insured. My husband quickly did the math and told me their loss amounted to over $200,000. I can't imagine! Not only did they lose their cattle, their livelihood, but my mind went straight to the clean up. You can't just leave it to Mother Nature. My heart ached for them as they looked at that loss square in the face. Such overwhelming sadness.
Time will lessen their grief, but in the meantime, an account has been set up for them at Citizen's Bank in Ryegate, MT 59074. You can send donations for Jay Streeter there.
If you'd like to read a bit more about this, here is a link:
I have set up an etsy sale of my wool yarn with 100% of the proceeds going to this cause. I've sold 4 skeins already and have 4 more to sell. If they sell quickly, I will put another 8 skeins up for the same cause. Every little bit helps.http://www.etsy.com/listing/76104823/2-skeins-wool-yarn-procceeds-of-this