Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This Week at Imagine Missoula

Hi friends!
This past week, Ron and Zach B. went above and beyond the call of duty and not only removed the hide-a-bed from Jeannine's brother's apartment, they picked up the new bed for him so he would have a nice new place to sleep after he gets home from the hospital! Lovely.
Dan Bennett, our favorite mechanic (call me for his number if you need repairs, he is great and less than the shops!) checked out Janine's car to see if we can fix it for her, and then Nick T. mowed her lawn.
Speaking of mowing - Kristen K., Liz, Jeremiah and Nick will be continuing to mow for Janine, Lillian, Joan and Brenda all summer. Way to go Team Mow!
Able Tree Service helped Renee remove a tree from her roof for free. After Natalie J. collected about a million boxes for the move on Saturday, folks from SHEC and I spent six hours moving Debra to her new home and new chance at a better life. Community in Missoula is still going strong!
And finally - a big shout out to the 15 or so volunteers (I don't know everyone who was there, so I won't name names in case I leave someone out, but you know who you are!) who helped fill and place sandbags for the neighborhood in flood danger on Sunday afternoon on short notice. Great work!

Call me at 546-4697 if you can meet a need this week:

Debra, who we helped move last Saturday, needs some repairs on her new home (her back door won't latch and part of the gutters need replacing, among other little things)

Sharon, who Ron and Naomi helped move into her new place a few weeks ago, needs a small couch and small table with two chairs picked up from the Curiosity Shop and delivered to her apartment on Saturday afternoon.

We are still on alert for sandbag filling and placing, and we are listed on Missoula 911 and other emergency sites as back up for the City. Keep your galoshes handy!

I had a chance to meet with Matt Hisel at Home Resource, and not only do we have an account there so that we can get the things we need to do our work more easily, they also offer classes that our volunteers will love through their ReVamp program! Check out these class titles: Basic Plumbing, Door Hanging 101, Tile Shower Installation. They offer classes that can benefit anyone, but especially Imagine Missoula volunteers who go out and do odd jobs for the folks who contact us. Plus, they offer sliding scale fees for the classes - woot! Check them out at: http://www.homeresource.org/revamp/spring-2011-classes, and tell 'em you're from Imagine Missoula!

Have a great week!