HELENA - A number of "Made in Montana" businesses are coming together to help raise much-needed money to help firefighters and their efforts as parts of the Treasure State continues to burn.
Live Life Clothing in Helena has created two fire-relief-themed shirts and are donating half of their sales to the Stockman's Bank fund, which is going to match up to $10,000 in donations.
Owner Sadie Floding says they started selling the shirts in early August and the response has been great so far, from customers in the state and across the country.
"It's been great. We're really new, we've only been in business for a little over a year, so we're not as big as some of the other companies. And so it's great to see the reaction of not only Montana but our customers all around the United States, too, have been purchasing shirts," Floding said. "We've had wholesale stores contact us wanting to the fire relief shirts - to be a part of it - so the reaction has been amazing."
"It's been amazing seeing our members stepping up: donating time, money, resources, creating products, really helping out in any way they can. It goes to show the authenticity, not only of the products and the businesses but the character of our members as well, so we're really proud to see that," added Made in Montana Marketing Coordinator Errin Donnell.