MPA Goes Mobile!
This summer, MPA went mobile, the old-fashioned way! With a grant from the Treacy Foundation, we purchased a restoration trailer that we can fill with tools and take onsite to repair endangered buildings. MPA will soon be rolling through Montana to fix the weathered schoolhouses, abandoned churches, dilapidated barns, and vacant downtown buildings that we all care about, before they are lost for good.
The trailer will enable our effective restoration program to hit the road and take our crews where they are most needed. We already have an impressive list of places where we have stabilized buildings -- the Flathead, Stevensville, Dillon, Danvers, Nevada City and Helena. Just recently, we bought our first building, the Broadway Apartments in Lewistown – to repair and save it.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving!
Now that we have a mobile workshop, our Holiday Wish List includes tools and funds to outfit our crew and the growing circle of students, interns, carpenters, masons and volunteers ready to work alongside us. The first gift came from our own staffer, Christine Brown, and her husband Pete -- a big extension ladder that they didn’t use any more. Instead of putting that ladder on Craigslist they generously decided to make a meaningful donation to MPA and our growing restoration program.
Thanks to Kimmy and Lee Skiftun at the Treacy Foundation and thanks to Christine and Pete, we will be well equipped
to save even more buildings in the years to come. Please support our Restore MT! program with donations of tools, time, and of course, funding. Together we will preserve the best of Montana’s heritage for future generations. To donate time or tools, please call Matt Morgan at 406-457-2822 to discuss needs. Or Donate Now!