HELENA — Helena non-profit Executives and Directors met Monday afternoon at the Power Block building with Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte.
The roundtable meeting was held with intent to discuss concerns by each non-profit from Helena Food Share to Habitat for Humanity.
Congressman Gianforte listened intently as they went around the table highlight this year’s achievements and future aspirations to attain with community orientated concerns. Non-profits are the pinnacle philanthropic apple of each city and sustain the orbit of economic normativity.
Organizations like Helena’s Friendship Center work closely with victims of sexual assault and dating violence whereas others, like Habitat for Humanity, are working closely to give families a fighting chance at own their own home and having an affordable mortgage despite ever-rising costs.
Congressman Gianforte told MTN, “My job is to be a voice for all of Montana and non-profits provide such a meaningful way in our communities, and I need to be their voice, too."
He continued, “Often, as we heard in this discussion, rural issues don't get represented in Washington, so hearing some of the day-to-day issues they face, that will help me be a better advocate when I get back to Washington.”