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.
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 “Disaster Assistance Fund” for appropriate allocation to a specific disaster or to our general disaster assistance fund. Your donation will be used in 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 beneficial to those dealing wih a disaster. Our Disaster Assistance Fund makes sure our community has the resources to help.
Disaster Assistance Fund
Donations to our United Way stay in the local community, and will be used as they're needed throughtout the Disaster Cycle (see the graphic below). We'll keep this page updated so you know when funds are being deployed in each phase of the cycle. Want to learn more, or be part of this work? Email Eric Legvold.
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.
Learn more about how we're deploying resources donated during the 2017 wildfire season in our Home Ignition Zone program.
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.
Wildfire Prepardeness Cost-Share Program - Home Ignition Zone
We're partnering with Missoula County Office of Emergency Management and local experts to reduce wildfire risk through reducing home ignition zones. Contact Eric Legvold in our office to learn more about this cuting-edge work, or to become a part of it.
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.