Montanans are some of the most supportive folks that you'll ever meet. Here in The Treasure State, we are known for our generosity when it comes to not only helping our neighbors but folks we might not even know.

All across Montana, locals give freely to different non-profits that help out different groups and causes that are near and dear to Montanan's hearts.

Whether it's supporting kids, veterans, animals, or those suffering from some sort of illness or disability, Montanans are always ready and willing to help those in need. It's part of what makes this state such a special place.

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As you travel through the different towns and cities in Big Sky Country, you might come across a variation of different colors of porch lights. For many, this is a way to support a cause that is near and dear to their hearts, and if you've ever wondered what those colors represent, we're here to let you know.

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Green Light

There are multiple different things that a green porch light can represent, however, two of the biggest are our veterans and military support.

Blue Light

For many, when they see a blue porch light they know it represents support for law enforcement, however, a blue light can also represent autism awareness.

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Red Light

A red porch light represents the support of firefighters, it is also popular for support of the American Heart Association.

Purple Light

A purple porch light represents domestic violence support and awareness. Research shows that 37 percent of women and 34 percent of men in the state have suffered from some sort of domestic violence in their lifetime.

Pink Light

A pink porch light represents Breast Cancer Awareness. According to statistics, 14 percent of cancer patients in the state are females with Breast Cancer.

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Flashing White Light

A flashing white light represents a neighbor in trouble. A flashing light is also a helpful tip for emergency personnel to identify the home that they are being called to.

Of course, not every colored light has a meaning.  Sometimes, it could mean nothing at all, however, it certainly is worth taking note when you come across a home with one of the above lights.

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