With COVID-19 still raging in southwest Montana, the organizers of the Butte Mutual Aid Network remind local residents that help is still available for those struggling from the impact of the pandemic.
If you and your family are having difficulties because of the pandemic, the Network has volunteers who can help with a variety of tasks ranging from tutoring students to picking up prescriptions or groceries to simply providing a friendly person to chat with. Some financial assistance is also available.
The Network is also in need of volunteers. If you can deliver groceries, pick up prescriptions or simply have a friendly phone call with someone who is isolated, please contact the Network. Volunteers are matched with those who have asked for assistance.
Visit buttemutualaid.com to volunteer or sign up for help, or call 494-8688.
“We’re here to help,” said Network coordinator Maryssa Fenwick. “We can be creative about the type of assistance available depending on your needs, so don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop a note through our website. We are always in need of volunteers so if you are interested in helping your neighbors during this challenging time, please reach out.”
“Together, we can keep Butte strong and help those most in need.”
The Network is sponsored by local organizations including the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), Butte Broadcasting, the Butte Chamber of Commerce, Butte-Silver Bow City-County, Butte Food Co-op Planning Committee, Butte Local Development Corporation, Headwaters Resource Development Council, the Montana Standard, the Salvation Army, Safeway, United Way of Butte and Anaconda, and Zero to Five Butte-Silver Bow Collaborative.
NCAT has served as the facilitator and manager for the network, with NCAT staff providing assistance in various capacities.