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Road-killed moose bound for Galena

By Lauren Maxwell 7:51 PM January 27, 2014

Flood victims say they are grateful for Alaskans who reach out to help others

ANCHORAGE – A group that picks up road-killed moose said it plans to send thousands of pounds of the salvaged meat to Galena.

The Yukon River community was declared a disaster zone after flooding this spring. Not only were there millions of dollars in damage to homes and structures, the community lost all of its subsistence food that was meant to last the winter.

Rand Rosecrans with the Galena City School District said the community is only now beginning to feel the full effects.

“It’s after the flood when the things happen and you run out of your meat source in the middle of the winter, and, you know, the depression starts to set in and stuff like that,” Rosecrans said. “It’s more than nutrition, it helps to boost our spirits, that’s almost as important as the food.”

The Alaska Moose Federation has a permit to ship 75 road-killed moose to Galena throughout the winter. Most will come from the Mat-Su Valley, which regularly has the highest number of road-killed moose in the state.

A local veteran’s group, Amvets Post 11, in the Valley has volunteered to process all the meat, none of which will go to waste.

“It really makes a difference when you can take this natural resource, process it and it goes to folks in need instead of the dump,” said volunteer Dan McDowell. “It’s a win for everybody, we are saving lives, feeding families and conserving a resource that is so valuable to all of us.”

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