My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Missoula Urban Demonstration Project, Missoula, MT, USA
I've known about MUD for years and always appreciated the niche they've carved out to make Missoula a better place to live. MUD offers tons of information relevant to homeowners and "urban" agriculturalists, but my primary use of their services comes from the tool library. They have everything I need for small home building projects, and they offer great advice on using the tools. Particularly, I like being able to get tools from them that I would only use once or twice a year - or just once. Even if I could afford these tools, my purchase of them would be wasteful. Sharing these tools is a responsible use of resources, encourages community engagement, and reduces the storage space that every home owner seems to need for endless supplies of rarely used tools. Go MUD!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my community. MUD provides necessary resources to Missoula.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Come up with a system that allows people to return tools during off-hours