Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte said he will donate part of his salary to a drug treatment facility in the state.
Gianforte, a Republican, wrote on Twitter that One Health Bighorn, a medical facility that also provides drug treatment services, will be one of the organizations to receive part of his $120,000 annual salary as governor.
“One Health Bighorn’s treatment and recovery services transform lives and rebuild families,” Gianforte wrote. “Last year, I promised Montanans I would donate my governor’s salary to nonprofits in Montana. Given their successful efforts, I’m proud to support One Health Bighorn.”
According to The Associated Press, Gianforte will donate one-quarter of his annual salary to One Health Bighorn, with future announcements expected as to which organizations will be the beneficiaries of the remaining funds.
“We face a drug epidemic in our state, and while there’s no silver bullet to end it, we can combat it by promoting treatment and recovery for Montanans struggling with addiction,” Gianforte said in a statement cited by the outlet, which reported that the money donated to One Health Bighorn will be used for medication-assisted treatment and support groups.
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Gianforte donating his salary is similar to former President Donald Trump, who had donated his presidential paychecks to various causes on a quarterly basis.
Trump donated parts of his $400,000 annual salary to such recipients as the National Park Service to repair damaged monuments, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Health and Human Services to fight the opioid crisis…
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Original article posted by Tom Ozimek at The Epoch Times. Title altered by Montana Daily Gazette.