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Disaster Preparedness

Disasters happen, ready or not. Together we can help Yellowstone County be prepared.

Connect and communicate.   At the local level, United Way of Yellowstone County is an active member of the LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) and its Volunteer Center has responsibility to the County for coordinating spontaneous volunteers during disaster response and recovery.  UWYC also participates as a member of Montana VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). VOAD is an entity comprised of organizations that work together during disaster response and recovery to engage in continual communications to ensure efforts are coordinated and delivered where needed. 

Mobilize volunteers. Learn about disaster-related volunteer opportunities here: 

Be ready. Stay informed about how you can be ready when disaster strikes: For information on the national level, visit

For additional questions, contact Pamela Sanderson at or (406) 272-8510.

If you are in need of help due to a disaster or personal crisis, visit