Swim Lessons for Refugee Kids Funded!

We asked and you responded! Thank you to the many donors who stepped up to help us fund ongoing swim lessons for refugee kiddos. Not only did we get the $250 to fund the next session, but because of your generosity, we will be able to fund multiple sessions, plus provide all the equipment necessary.

Our amazing volunteer swim instructor, Kyle Watson, had this to say: “My hope is to provide skills that are fundamental and critical for survival in the event that a child needs to self-rescue. In a town like Missoula, that situation could and does present itself a number of ways. My sister, who’s also a swimmer, donated because she really believes in this message. She lives on the Boise River, and two years ago a 15-year old refugee drown while at a popular swimming spot not far from her house.”

Wow. Thank you to Kyle and everyone who donated to help make this happen. We feel great knowing that families exploring all of the wonderful rivers and lakes in Montana this summer will not only have a ton of fun, but also have skills to keep themselves safe.

SLM Communications