IMAGINE MISSOULA Overview
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Target demographics: Through our partner agencies, we work with the elderly, survivors of domestic violence, at risk youth, single mothers, veterans, folks living with mental and physical disabilities, working poor, homeless and many more.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Meet a need on your terms in the time you have available! The needs we meet are so simple, raking a yard, shoveling snow, helping someone move, planting a garden, for example, that you can work on your schedule to make a huge difference.
Geographic areas served: Missoula County
Programs: We do the things that someone would ask a friend, family member or neighbor to help with, for folks without that connection to community or ability to pay for services.
We are partnered with Missoula Aging Services, the YWCA, Open Aid Alliance, the Missoula County Public Schools, Hospice of Missoula and many more to meet these simple needs that mean so much.
We have been told by partnering agencies that we are "filling a significant hole in the safety net of services in Missoula."
"AGAIN!!!! THANK YOU for ALL YOU have done!!!! I imagine that in some people's eyes, it's nasty couches, a coat of stain... or a nasty trailer house in the ghetto... but the reality, it's people's lives.... mountains we can't climb... and the total lack of ANYONE that cares enough about us in our little worlds to see how much a dirty carpet, an unstained deck... etc., is a reminder how alone we are in this world, and how LITTLE our lives mean to people we know... and a society that WE have taken our coat off in the winter and gave to someone else that was cold, or gave our last 5 bucks in this world ... so they could have gas to get home on....
So... the playing field changed... and these awesome people from Imagine Missoula showed up, and made MY world so much better, and again... I feel like a human... that somebody cares about.... and not for what they might be able to get from me....
It is MY PRAYER, that as you go... YOU WILL PROFOUNDLY EXPERIENCE first hand what TRUE GRATITUDE LOOKS LIKE...and HOW MUCH of what YOU DO.... changes the WORLD... one lonely old man at a time!!!!