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MISSOULA URBAN DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
February 28, 2011

As someone trying to make it on a lower income in Missoula, MUD has been invaluable. My partner and I started going to MUD to use the tool the library. We checked out drills, bits, saws, sanders... anything we needed while trying to make a lasting place for ourselves in our apartment and thereby in Missoula. Without MUD our walls would be bare, the furniture we found on the cheap or for free would be less functional.

I know it doesn't sound like much, but having access to those tools means real things. We can make ourselves a home; a place we feel comfortable in that we belong to. Going back and forth to MUD we met other people, people with good advice about putting up a hanging mirror or where to go fix your bike. We got to feed the chickens and pull a few choice items from the garden, or just have a place to rest a while and chat with other folks before biking home.

Knowing there's an organization like MUD means there's people in this town looking out for each other, trying to make a common and collected go of it. I've felt more at home, more a part, of Missoula than most places I've lived because of that quality. You see it in MUD, the organization embodies community. It houses it, gives it a center.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Fostering community, providing access to tools to low income folks, practicing practical sustainability.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have the tool library be open more hours in the week. Give them more money for tool maintenance and replacement.

More feedback

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Fostering community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I checked out tools from the library. .

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