April 29, 2014
First Interstate Bank is helping Jackson, Wyoming residents affected by the Budge Drive landslide by providing a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10,000, for funds contributed to the Community Resource Center’s Emergency Fund. These funds will help those displaced and unemployed by the slow-moving landslide, which started in early April.
Contributions can be made online or at any Jackson location of First Interstate Bank. “This slide has been devastating to the Jackson community,” said Jon Scott, Jackson Market President for First Interstate Bank. “We hope this match will inspire people across the region and the country to contribute to Community Resource Center’s Emergency Fund.”
Community Resource Center provides services, assistance and information to people who live or work in Teton County Wyoming. For those who do not live in Teton County, they provide information and help with connecting individuals to agencies whose mission will meet their needs. The Budge Drive landslide has displaced over 60 families. In addition, nearly 200 people have been unemployed; four businesses have closed as a result of the slide. 100% of the proceeds raised stay within Jackson to help those affected by the slide. Insurance does not cover landslides.