Disaster Assistance and Emergency Response

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Response

Give to Disaster Assistance Fund

Help by donating money to Missoula disaster-relief:  go select “Donor Information” for appropriate allocation to a specific disaster or to our general disaster assistance fund. Your funds will be used in the most transparent and professional manner to ensure that, together, we make a difference in our communities affected by disaster.

Disaster Assistance Fund

United Way of Missoula County’s disaster assistance fund supports community members affected by natural disasters and emergencies. At the request of Missoula County’s Office of Emergency Management, United Way manages donations. Additionally, United Way finds and leverages resources for disaster management by building partnerships with local agencies, nonprofits, and the private sector to form a volunteer response, helping contribute to management solutions in real time.

Disasters do not appear and disappear over a brief period of time – they exist throughout a lifecycle. United Way of Missoula County operates the disaster assistance fund in collaboration with the Missoula County Office of Emergency Management, deploying accrued resources when and where necessary in the disaster management life cycle. Disaster assistance fund resources will be used to strengthen and promote disaster and emergency services in the following mission areas: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. For more information about emergency management life cycle, please visit Missoula County Office of Emergency Management

Are You In Need of Immediate Assistance?

Our partner organization, 2-1-1, operated by the Human Resource Council, serves Missoula, Mineral and Ravalli counties 24 hours a day. 2-1-1 is the information and referral service system that provides direct links to area resources, providing the most current and comprehensive listing of community services.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact 2-1-1.

Would You Like to Volunteer?

Volunteer Missoula, operated by the Missoula Nonprofit Center and United Way of Missoula County, offers the opportunity to get involved and make a difference. For more information, please visit Volunteer Missoula.

About United Way of Missoula County.

Founded in 1931, United Way of Missoula County is regarded as one of the most effective and far-reaching human-services organizations in Missoula County.  With a mission of building a better, stronger, healthier community for everyone, United Way serves as a convener, leader, collaborator, champion and/or creator of broad, community-wide initiatives finding and implementing solutions to pressing challenges in the areas of education, financial stability and health.  With oversight by a volunteer board of directors of business and community leaders, United Way is committed to excellence as we work toward the goal of a healthy, vibrant community for all.

All funds raised in United Way’s service areas – Missoula, Mineral and Ravalli counties – are granted in those areas.

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Removing obstacles and paving the way for hard working families to get ahead financially.


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