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Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance

Looking for help? Contact our local 2-1-1 information line. Managed by our local Human Resource Council, 2-1-1 tracks community resources and connects you to the best help available.

 

Looking for help because of the partial Federal Government Shutdown? Call 2-1-1 for local resources, or visit 211.org for access to other resources.  

 

Want to help with the next disaster or emergency?

When in doubt, start with a monetary donation. Give to the Disaster Assistance Fund

Help by donating money to Missoula disaster-relief:  go to MissoulaUnitedWay.org/donate and select “Donor Information” for appropriate allocation to a specific disaster or to our general disaster assistance fund. Your funds will be used in the most transparent and professional manner to ensure that, together, we make a difference in our communities affected by disaster. Before a disaster, or in the beginning stages, finanical reources are often the most beneficail to those dealing wih a disaster. Our Disaster Fund makes sure our community has the resources to help.

 

Disaster Assistance Fund

United Way of Missoula County’s disaster assistance fund supports community members affected by natural disasters. At the request of Missoula County’s Office of Emergency Management, United Way operates as the repository for donation fund management. Additionally, United Way finds and leverages resources for disaster management by building partnerships with local agencies, nonprofits, and the private sector to form a volunteer response, helping contribute to management solutions in real time.

 

Disasters do not appear and disappear over a brief period of time – they exist throughout a lifecycle. United Way of Missoula County operates the disaster assistance fund in collaboration with the Missoula County Office of Emergency Management, deploying accrued resources when and where necessary in the disaster management life cycle. Disaster assistance fund resources will be used to strengthen and promote disaster and emergency services in the following mission areas: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

 

 

 

For more information about emergency management life cycle, please visit Missoula County Office of Emergency Management.

 

Would You Like to Volunteer?

Volunteer Missoula, operated by the Missoula Nonprofit Center and United Way of Missoula County, offers the opportunity to get involved and make a difference.  For more information, please visit Volunteer Missoula.