May 14 Newsletter

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Helping Neighbors

On Tuesday, the SLM crew went out to Fort Missoula to help fill sandbags for Missoula flood relief. It is very important to us that we do our part to help neighbors- both far AND near- that are being displaced due to no fault of thier own. Not only did we help fill close to 10 pallets, we had a lot of fun doing it!  This is a great activity to do with kiddos (I think Jack's favorite thing was making "Sand Angels") and Team Rubicon is running a great operation out there- making it EASY to help!!!!  KPAX happened to be out there today- check out the nice little story here ;)

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With water levels that are supposed to rise again following snowmelt from warm days and the additional rain coming on Thursday, there are thousands of Missoula residents affected in some way by the current flooding. Information from Inciweb shows that we are not in the clear. " The current forecast shows the Clark Fork River above Missoula will continue to decrease slightly within the moderate flood stage until Wednesday/Thursday (May 16-17), when it is predicted to rise again, reaching major flood stage on Friday, May 18, with a crest of 13.76 feet predicted for Saturday, May 19."

We encourage everyone who can to go and volunteer an hour or two- TODAY!  This is such a simple, easy, and impactful way you can help.

In love and gratitude,

Mary and the SLM Crew

Ramadan

Are you, like us, wondering about this month-long holiday that starts today and how we can support our Muslim neighbors during this very important time?  Check out our blog post to learn more!

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 Registration is OPEN!

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Get more info here to sign up and help us spread the word!
Remember- even if you don't play soccer, mark this day on your calendar to catch the final match at 4p and join us for the community celebration at 5p for food, music, and some special fun activities!

SLM is (still) Hiring!

After a further look at our needs as an organization and our deepening commitment to refugee families and our community, we have updated the position we are seeking to fill- both the hours and the wage.  If you want to work in a fun, dynamic, energizing office AND do amazing things to change people's lives, we invite you to apply to work for Soft Landing Missoula!

Summer "packs" for Kiddos

We are so so grateful to Annie Davis and Usborne Books for a donation of $1000 worth of new and relevant books to gift to kiddos for summer studies and summer fun!  This is AMAZING!

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If anyone would like to donate additional NEW small fun and educational items such as puzzles, games, flash cards, or art supplies to put in gift packs for kids this summer, please drop them by the office before the end of May.  

Hosts Needed for International Visitors

The Mansfield Center is presenting a unique and exciting opportunity to host international visitors in short home-stays for two days over the summer! Learn more about this fun program and how to become a host.