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Missoula groups team up to help homeless community

Posted at 10:32 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 12:32:08-05

MISSOULA — The Salvation Army of Missoula reports more and more families are asking for help as the homeless population continues to grow in Missoula.

“We’re seeing a big increase this year of people needing help,” says Ryan Boyd, corps officer with The Salvation Army. “Keeping safe from COVID-19 becomes even more critical for those without a home.”

Since it's getting cold out, some organizations got together to create Neighbor Bags for homeless families – including the Rotary Club of Missoula and the Salvation Army of Missoula.

The groups recently bagged up necessities including hand sanitation tools, socks and other sanitary and warm items.

The supplies were donated through a $1,500 grant from The Rotary Foundation.

“We’re pleased to partner with The Salvation Army in Missoula to help our neighbors in need,” said Rotary Club of Missoula president Victoria Emmons. “It’s our way of giving back to a community we love.”