If the “Season of Giving” is now, Bitterrooters are once again
guilty of over-achieving. The year 2018 will be remembered as a year of
giving and healthy growth in our community with so many wonderful causes
that pulled at our heart strings and opened our wallets.
Together, we’ve supported children and adults fighting cancer and
families recovering from unforeseen tragedies. Economic upswings have
helped more of us offer a hand up and those angel tree ornaments as schools
and businesses are disappearing almost as fast as they are hung on the tree.
We have a long-anticipated skate park completed within view of the cranes
constructing a state-of-the-art surgery center at Marcus Daly Memorial
Hospital. Our many nonprofit organizations received an uptick in individual
and business donations this year and Emma’s House moved to a new
beautiful home and SAFE received a $10,000 grant from GSK. We are taking
care of our elderly population with the addition of several newly constructed
facilities to help with memory care and assisted living.