Monday, August 8, 2011

Farewell and What's on the Horizon

Hi everyone! I am getting ready to leave tomorrow for a family vacation in the Glorious Midwest! There will be cousins playing together who rarely see each other and it will be loads of fun. I will not be answering the phone or checking email during that time. Here is what I want you to know while I am gone:
  • We are in "minimal operations" mode in my absence, meaning that although we are not shut down, we are laying low. I have told all of the agencies that we work with that we are "off" for a couple of weeks and to hold needs if they can until I get back. There shouldn't be many needs, and if any do come in, they should be easy. Christian will be screening them and putting them off until my return unless absolutely necessary.
  • If you need anything, you can call Christian - 529-5568. He is going to be busy with other things, but will call you when he is able to.
  • Kelly H and Jeni will be hosting the Imagine Missoula Saturday Market table this weekend, and then we need folks to host it after that. Contact Jeni if you would like to help 370-2132.
  • Keep in mind that we have a small move coming up for Saturday, August 27th (after I am back.) We will move Joe from his little apartment to another.If you would like to help please leave a message for me here and I will see it when I get back.
And as always, a moment to thank the volunteers this week. THANK YOU to:
Scott Klaudt and his cousin who will help Jaylene move her stuff out of storage so she has her bed again.
Paul Greenwood and Alex Alviar who cleared the yard of a Missoula Youth Home so that the kids have a nice space.
Ryan Doughty and Emily who joined me to clean Fred and Shirley's today, just in time for the inspection tomorrow!
Justin who will be painting at Sharon's.
Kids and adults from the Inner Roads program of Missoula Youth Homes, Alex Alviar, Rebekah Cryder, Sarah Marshall, Natalie Schmidt, and Angie Beihl who moved Sarah today in record time - she is so happy! Special thanks, also to U-Haul Moving and Storage of Missoula (on Brooks and Strand) for helping us do this at a very low cost! So generous!
And finally, to all the ongoing mowers and yard workers who have "assignments" for the summer, THANK YOU! You are making a connection to folks who have little support without you.

Let's breathe easy and enjoy the last of summer. You are amazing and priceless, with your generous hearts for giving and helping. I will be contactable by email and phone until this evening if you need me. Thank you!


Nina Alviar
Outreach Coordinator for IMAGINE MISSOULA