COVID-19 (Coronavirus pandemic)
Local helpline: (406) 258-INFO (4636)
Help for Businessess
BEAR Powered by UM: The Missoula County Economic Recovery Task Force has partnered with University of Montana to quickly establish a Business Emergency Assistance & Recovery (BEAR) Program. The BEAR program is organizing navigators to advise businesses that do not have established relationships with dedicated professionals about resources established by the CARES Act. Businesses can visit umt.edu/bear to request assistance from the BEAR program.
Local health care providers have asked for homemade/ fabric masks for outpatients (not for medical personnel) to wear home. If you can, sew up some and donate them in the bin on our front porch at United Way, 412 W. Alder. Missoula Textiles is donating the cost of laundering the masks, and we'll make sure they get where they're needed. HERE's a pattern.
See this report for how our United Way pivotted to help people in our commununity right away.