Montana wildland firefighters are selling their clothes to make ends meet during the government shutdown that Montana’s junior Senator Steve Daines supports.
You read that right, the Missoulian reported that furloughed U.S. Forest Service workers held a yard sale this weekend to raise money to make ends meet. Though the yard sale looks to have been a rally against the shutdown as well. The firefighters want to get back to work, so they can do their job protecting Montana, and they need their paychecks to survive.
The Missoulian reported:
Benji Hegg said ordinarily he would be spending the first few weeks of a new year in his office with the U.S. Forest Service.
“This time in January, we are focused on getting people hired, getting seasonal employees lined up and making sure we have firefighting crews figured out for the summer,”
“It’s more like a family, we take care of each other,” he said. “With the signs, we’ve had about 50 people so far this morning driving by honking and waving. Seems like it’s working.”
Montana State Senator Nate McConnell posted this tweet about the rally and yard sale: