Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Friends, Old and New

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying our first sprinkling of snow!

Here are some friends I made this week and an old friend who needs us again:

Angela is a mother of two young children who works full time and whose husband has advanced cancer. She needs someone to replace a rotted board on her deck and re-grout the tiles in her kitchen so that her children are safe.

Nonda lives in a apartment building for seniors. They have a large garden area that needs to be weeded and turned over.

Marlene is the sweet woman who we helped to plant a garden for when her husband was passing away in the Spring. He is gone now, and we need to help her turn the garden over.

And something a bit out of the ordinary - Jeanne has a son who is getting ready to apply for colleges and look for work - and he needs nice clothes to do that! Can you or someone you know spare a gift card for Target so that he can get some dress shoes, pants and some dress shirts?

And now to thank the folks who worked so hard last week to help our neighbors in need:
Paul, Dean, Jack, Katrina, James, Mark, and Nick for moving Christine!
Andrew, Kara, and their friend for moving Judy!
Greg for the roller and Scott and Nik for making Lisa's home wheelchair accessible for her son!
Jim P. for dump runs at Cora's!
Tyler, Sophie and Ellen for wrapping up at Jackie's late brother's apartment!
Beau for continuing to work with Sylvia on her car!

Did you know that Big Sky Brewery, for the second year in a row, has brewed a special beer for us - All Souls Ale (named in honor of the church that started Imagine Missoula) for our annual fundraiser? Yep. And it was bottled last week, waiting to be enjoyed on December 4th at the big release party! You can pre-order a case or a bottle now, all cases ordered receive a t-shirt with the first - ever All Souls Ale label art on the back! It's a great gift, too! Save the date to come to the party - it's a blast! More info to come. . .

Keep making Missoula and even better place!
Nina Alviar
Outreach Coordinator for IMAGINE MISSOULA