About 30 minutes was all it took on June 16 to throw the Christensen family into a squall that threatened to leave them homeless.

A short, violent storm blew through town Wednesday and dropped nearly an inch of rain and large hail on the area. As a result of the storm and what they say was faulty work by a contractor, the basement of the Christensen’s home, on Vista View Circle in Blue Creek, flooded with hundreds of gallons of mud and water.

Saturday morning, about 20 people pitched in to clean out the basement and much of the damage in an effort organized by Nick Lambert, owner and operator of Billings-based Faithful Cleaning Company, which provides water damage restoration services. From The Billings Gazette.