KALISPELL – This week’s Salute to Service features a local non-profit burger joint in the Flathead Valley that is providing education and hope to children in Montana and all over the world.
MudMan Burgers comes from small, humble beginnings. The brainchild of a pastor and his wife, the first MudMan burger was created in 2016 in Whitefish.
MudMan restaurants were created for missionaries to extend their time giving back to countries around the world.
All of their profits go towards providing education, and community support to over 15,000 kids in countries like Guatuamala.
Currently, they are providing help to about 700 victims there, who recently lost homes to the Fuego volcano, that erupted in June of last year.
Megan Cole with MudMan, tells us how the organization has changed her life.
“We’re there being able to do kid’s programs with the kids, we’re doing songs with them, we’re giving them food, we’re providing medical care, we have medical outreach happening now,” Cole said.
“So we have doctors and nurses from the Flathead down there giving medical attention to them. I think yesterday we had around 200 patients. We’re able to just bring hope to people. And honestly, it administers back to us,” she added.
MudMan also does mission work in Montana, providing aid to residents in the Blackfeet nation in Browning. From May to September teams of five-to-eight people provide support to kids clubs in Browning.
If you want to be a part of the cause, it’s as simple as buying a burger at one of the many restaurants and food trucks in the Flathead Valley.
-Maren Sui reporting for MTN News