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Earth Day Clean-Up

We’ve got a plan in the works. If you’d like to be a part of the committee we’d love to have you join our meetings. We’re cleaning up our neighborhoods on the weekend of April 24-25, in lieu of Earth Day.

Earth Day Clean Up East Missoula United

We’ll have a dumpster available (in the Burnich parking lot), as well as some recycling options. If you are able to help with the logistics of these things please holler. The main thing we need is for you to spread the word! We would love to have the neighborhood bustling with people pitching in. Can you mark your calendar? Would you share these dates with your neighbor(s)? We would be so grateful.

Please contact us with any questions and/or if you’d like to be part of the planning committee. We would love your input and assistance. We will have a few Zoom meetings leading up to the event – you are welcome to join them. Message us for a link.

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Sponsorship Options

We appreciate the enthusiasm we’ve received as we’ve been attempting to get the word out about East Missoula United.

We’ve got options for sponsorship in place, but we want to make sure you become a member before anything else. Please follow this link to set up your East Missoula United Membership.

We’ll be accepting sponsorships as we attempt to get our 501c3 status off the ground. We’ll be using donations for mailings, events, (eg: decorating the park over the 2021 holiday season) and filing our paperwork for our non-profit status (which is quite spendy). Oh, and one day hopefully to paint our water tower.

The instructions for donation are a bit tricky, but we wanted to be sure you could make them tax-deductible if you desired to. Please read carefully below and contact us if you have any problems or questions. Thank you in advance for your support.

Sponsorship instructions: In order to ensure your donation is delivered to EMU please carefully follow these instructions.

Follow this link to M.I.C.’s webpage. When you’ve arrived you’ll scroll down slightly to a box reading *My donation is for…* with a dropdown arrow. Please be sure to select ‘East Missoula United’ to ensure your donation comes to the right place.

Sponsorship Options:

1. Every Bit Helps – no limit – You’ll be one of our founding members and we appreciate your contribution to our neighborhood events and mailers.

2. I’m a Great Big Neighborhood Helper – $20-$49 – We’ll give you a shout out on our East Missoula United FB page, if you’d like. We appreciate your contribution to getting our organization off the ground.

3. I’m a Super Duper Neighborhood Helper – $50-$99+ – We’ll give you a shout out in our monthly newsletter and on our FB page, if you like. We appreciate your contribution to getting our organization off the ground.

4. Institutional Member – $100 (or more) – I’m an East Missoula business owner and I support this organization and look forward to collaborations in the future. We will put your logo and a thank you in our first e-news letter and shout out to you on our Facebook Page.

We appreciate your donations and support, even if it isn’t in a monetary form. We look forward to working with you and meeting all of you, in person, in the near future. Thank you!

A special thank you to Missoula Interfaith Collaborative as they’ve graciously offered to accept tax-deductible donations on our behalf.

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Community Action

No More Storage Units

You might remember the first project we worked on in October of 2020. The County Commissioners met to make a decision on some new zoning in the Ole’s parking lot. Ole’s is right in the center of our small community. There are residents facing that lot and we already have too many storage units out here. Our community didn’t want more.

We took action spreading the word throughout our community to stop this zoning from being passed. A petition was created, a FB page for an extra element of communication and our core group of action takers formed.

East Missoulians united and were able to collaborate with the masses in our community and have a profound impact at the Commissioners’ meeting. The commissioners decided to deny the zoning request. We had a win in the midst of a pandemic and election season where things were feeling bleak.

We have big dreams for our community and uniting everyone. We’re doing it as East Missoula United. Join us!

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Community Events

Light Our Tree

We have big dreams to decorate the big crooked tree in 2021. We’d love to have a big community event with hot cocoa, cranberry stringing, peanut butter pinecone decorating and a bonfire. We’re hoping our East Missoula Fire Department might be able to assist with the hard to reach places.

East Missoula Crooked Tree 2021
Here she is, in all her glory.

We spent some time doing a trial run event on the winter solstice 12/2020 and we were pleased with the results. Now we need to ask our community for holiday light donations. That big crooked tree is going to need a lot of lights. Special thank you to the Lion’s Club for letting us use the power at the pavilion to bring some holiday cheer.

Here are some photos from our sweet trial run event. You should go visit in person. It will make you smile.

You’ll find our donation station when you visit the park, we’d love new light donations, if you are able.

Happy Holidays from all of us at East Missoula United!