Here’s How Missoula Can Donate Air Filters During Fire Season
Missoula's in the midst of pretty much its hottest summer ever, and as a result, we've been seeing a lot of smoke carrying over from wildfires in other parts of the country. The air quality in town has been less than ideal, and compared to the rest of Montana, Missoula has been seeing some of the worst of it. This weekend, the county is about to enact Stage II Fire Restrictions, which will hopefully help prevent the air from getting worse in the coming weeks.
One Missoula non-profit is working to make sure everyone has the ability to breathe clean air. Climate Smart Missoula is currently asking for donations of air filters and box fans to give to people who may not be able to afford it. They're working with the Missoula Food Bank to make it happen.
If you've got an air filter to donate, you can drop it off at the Food Bank - it'll go towards helping out families enrolled in the Kids EmPower Pack Program, which works to keep kids healthy during the months when no school is taking place.
It's been no fun to look out the window and not even be able to see the mountains in the distance through all the smoke, but hopefully these donations can really help out some people who may need it. And hopefully, this fire season starts to wind down sooner rather than later.
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