The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in different ways; caregivers, patients and families alike are all experiencing new types of stress, grief and loss. This complicated grief has inspired many members of the community to develop new programs that are designed to meet this need. Here is a sampling of some of the free virtual support groups available in your area.
In the Spring of 2017, I had the pleasure of living in the beautiful country of Cambodia for two months. Part of an organization in Kona, Hawaii called YWAM, I traveled and lived with 11 other people that were in my DTS – Fire and Fragrance. My time with these lovely souls, and with YWAM as a whole, was an incredibly stretching and beautiful season – one that has helped shape me into the person I am, as well as the person I’m continually striving to become. While I’ve only been overseas for a short season of my life (so far), my two months in Cambodia taught me SO much about love, community, and walking in boldness. Watch the video below to hear about 5 things I learned living abroad!
The Missoula community has over 1,500 listed Nonprofit organizations!v
As donors and volunteers, we want to spend our dollar and time on causes that produce the most significant welfare gains. However, many of us actually spend our resources on the causes that we care about! Charity is exceptionally dependent on our own personal identities & Nonprofit sectors help create a culture within communities.
The Nonprofit sector in Missoula has more organizations per capita compared to almost all of the other cities in the United States. Wow! The majority of these organizations work hard to both engage and educate individuals on issues and opportunities in the community. For the most part, Nonprofits strive to make positive change, provide a sense of community, and help individuals create an identity. Our Nonprofits in Missoula are essential in sustaining our unique community here.
Below are steps you can take to help you find a Nonprofit you can support.
1) Align Potential Organizations with Your Values 2) Decide What Type of Good You Hope to Support 3) Research Online 4) Fill Your Experience Gap 5) Search Social Media 6) Exercise Your Options
Nonprofits make change by bringing people together around a common goal! For anyone who needs to hear it, go find your Nonprofit community and help make your community a better place right now. In today’s tech-savvy world, it’s easier than ever to support your favorite Nonprofits.