Stevensville community to help victims in Missoula, Evaro shootings

Posted at 2:51 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 18:10:07-04

MISSOULA – A pair of fundraisers are set to help the victims who were shot earlier this month in Missoula and Evaro.

A fundraiser is being planned for the family of Trooper Wade Palmer who was shot and critically wounded on March 15.

The event will take place in Stevensville on  Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Super 1 Foods parking lot.

Trooper Palmer of Stevensville was shot multiple times in Evaro and remains in critical condition in a Salt Lake City hospital.

The community fundraiser is being coordinated by Stevensville Family Medicine to directly benefit Trooper Palmer and his family.

There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, sides and drinks for $5 a plate, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Participants are encouraged to “Back the Blue, Wear the Green” at the event.

Community Medical Center and Super 1 Foods are donating the food and a professional grill chef so that all of the donations will go directly to the family.

If you would like to donate a gift basket or gift certificates, contact Jill or Joanna at CPG Stevensville Family Practice at (406) 777-2775.

You can also click here to donate to a GoFundMe page in support of Trooper Palmer.

There is also a benefit set for Casey Blanchard and his family next month.

Casey remains in critical, but stable condition in Salt Lake City. His mother Julie is also recovering from gunshot wounds.

The benefit will be held at St. Mary’s Parish in Stevensville on April 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a spaghetti dinner, plus live and silent auctions.

All proceeds will go to the Blanchard family. You can also help the Blanchard family by clicking here.

To help the family of Shelley Hays, who was killed in one of the shootings, click here.

A full list of reputable fundraising efforts for the victims can be found on the Montana Highway Patrol website.