Restoring Kindness 2022 - Montana
In the restoration business, we have the opportunity to serve our communities during very stressful situations. We restore homes, we restore businesses, and we restore lives. When we focus on others, our world becomes a better place.
What is Restoring Kindness campaign? It’s a focused effort to give back to our communities, those we know and those we just met. We believe acts of kindness are contagious, and by sharing acts of kindness that are important to our team, we hope to inspire others to pay it forward in ways that are meaningful to them.
- Northwest Montana Veterans Food Pantry & Stand Down
The Veterans Food Pantry has been serving the Flathead Valley and Northwest region of Montana's Veterans for over 21 years. They offer a veteran thrift store with free clothing program, free DME medical equipment and loan program, homeless facilities and more. They are dedicated to providing a "helping hand up" to homeless, low-income and at-risk veterans and their families. Their mission is to offer wraparound services to qualifying veterans through the many aspects of their program:
- Nourishing hungry veterans and their families with nutritional food boxes.
- Raising community awareness to and advocating for the unmet needs of veterans.
- Equipping homeless and newly housed veteran households with clothing and furnishings.
- Outreaching as many veterans as possible through our biannual Stand Downs.
- Helping clients obtain Veterans Affair benefits and medical system enrollment.
- Providing veteran to veteran peer counseling and referrals to homeless shelters, housing, jobs, VA medical clinics, mental health specialists and other community resources.
Service day project - Food repack & sorting. This project takes foods that arrive in bulk sized bins and repacks them into smaller family-sized portions that are more shelf friendly for our partner agencies.
The Flathead Warming Center's vision is to provide a warm, safe, low barrier facility for the homeless community. Their mission is to save lives, link resources and encourage dignity through low-barrier access to a warm safe place for those in need. Low barrier means that children, pets are welcome along with couples being able to stay together. They operate their overnight shelter season from October - April depending on the weather needs. They are open from 6:00 pm to 10:00 am nightly. The Flathead Warming center will have 50 beds available this season 2022-2023.
Service day project- Designing and Building Shelves for their storage sheds and medical room.