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  • NorthWestern and Its Employees Donate to Lodgepole Complex Fire Relief; Urge Others to Pitch In

    Aug 04, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Butte, Mont. – August 4, 2017 – NorthWestern Energy and its employees are helping raise money to help people affected by the massive Lodgepole Complex fire in central Montana.

    NorthWestern and its employees have launched a month-long campaign to raise money for fire relief efforts and are urging other Montana businesses and individuals to join the fundraising effort.

    The company kicked off the campaign with a $5,000 gift, while NorthWestern employees are also making voluntary donations. The donations will go to the Garfield County Fire Foundation Relief Fund, a nonprofit entity that will give 100 percent of the donations to victims of the fire.

    The NorthWestern fundraising was inspired in part by the efforts of two Helena-based employees, Dustin Maier, a journeyman lineman, and Levi Stefanik, a journeyman gas fitter, who organized a caravan of trucks to deliver hay, fencing materials and other items to fire victims.

    Our employees are always there to help their neighbors, and we want to be there supporting them,” said Bob Rowe, NorthWestern’s CEO. “Montana is a big neighborhood, where everyone is pulling together.”

    The Lodgepole Complex fire has burned more than 270,000 acres in Garfield and Petroleum counties. Residents lost homes, livestock, buildings and pasture land.

    Tax-deductible donation checks can be mailed to:

       Garfield County Fire Foundation
       c/o Garfield County Bank
       P.O. Box 6
       Jordan, MT  59337

    Online donation info is available at fundly.com/garfield-county-fire-foundation.

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    NorthWestern Energy provides electricity and natural gas in the Upper Midwest and Northwest, serving approximately 709,600 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. More information on NorthWestern Energy is available on the company's website at www.northwesternenergy.com.


    Media Contact:
    Butch Larcombe
    (866) 622-8081
    butch.larcombe@northwestern.com

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